Today in World War II History—July 9, 1943 POSTED: Monday, July 9, 2018 by Sarah Sundin Paratroopers of the US 82nd Airborne Division on a C-47 bound for Sicily, July 1943 (US Army Center of Military History) 75 Years Ago—July 9, 1943: Opening the invasion of Sicily before midnight, British troops land in gliders near Syracuse and paratroopers of US 82nd Airborne Division land near Gela. US Army opens assault on Munda, New Georgia. One Response to “Today in World War II History—July 9, 1943” Pat Moore Jul. 9, 2018 Truly love your books and my only complaint, you can’t write as fast as I devour them. Highly recommend anything by you.