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Today in World War II History—June 18, 1942

Lt. Katye Swope of the 802nd Medical Air Evacuation Transport Squadron checks patients being evacuated from Agrigento, Sicily to North Africa for further medical treatment, 25 July 1943. (US Air Force photo)

Lt. Katye Swope of the 802nd Medical Air Evacuation Transport Squadron checks patients being evacuated from Agrigento, Sicily to North Africa for further medical treatment, 25 July 1943. (US Air Force photo)

75 Years Ago—June 18, 1942: Maj. Gen. Carl Spaatz officially takes command of US Eighth Air Force in London.

In the Church of Saints Cyril and Methodius in Prague, Germans kill the Czech men who assassinated SS Gen. Reinhard Heydrich.

US Navy commissions its first black officer, medical student Barnard Robinson.

US Army Air Forces authorized to develop medical air evacuation system.