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Today in World War II History—June 16, 1943

Patch of the US Thirteenth Air Force, WWII

Patch of the US Thirteenth Air Force, WWII

75 Years Ago—June 16, 1943: Pilots of the US Thirteenth Air Force, US Navy and Marine, and Royal New Zealand Air Force give Japanese their biggest aerial defeat over the Solomon Islands, shooting down 96 of 120 aircraft.

Actor Charlie Chaplin marries 18-year-old Oona O’Neill, daughter of playwright Eugene O’Neill.