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Today in World War II History—July 16, 1943

Commandos of Australian 2/3rd Independent Company north of Orodubi (between Mubo and Salamaua), New Guinea, 29 July 1943 (Australian War Memorial: 127976)

Commandos of Australian 2/3rd Independent Company north of Orodubi (between Mubo and Salamaua), New Guinea, 29 July 1943 (Australian War Memorial: 127976)

75 Years Ago—July 16, 1943: Australians advance from Wau, New Guinea toward Salamaua.

Generaloberst Walter Model, CO of German Ninth Army, assumes second role as CO of Second Panzer Army after the Gestapo arrests Generaloberst Rudolf Schmidt.

Britain announces plan to remodel secondary schools (ages 11-15) into grammar, modern, and technical tiers.