Today in World War II History—July 10, 1943
80 Years Ago—July 10, 1943: Operation Husky: Allies invade Sicily.
In Operation Husky, US Seventh Army lands at and takes Gela, Scoglitti, and Licata, while British Eighth Army lands at and takes Syracuse.
US first uses DUKW amphibious vehicles in combat in the Husky landings.
In Husky landings, US Navy first uses a General Communications ship (USS Ancon) to coordinate ship-to-shore communications.