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Today in World War II History—June 18, 1943

US Ambassador Nelson Johnson, Lady Gowrie, Australian Prime Minister John Curtin, Gen. Douglas MacArthur, Governor General Lord Gowrie, and Frank Forde, Australia, 8 Jun 1943 (public domain via WW2 Database)

US Ambassador Nelson Johnson, Lady Gowrie, Australian Prime Minister John Curtin, Gen. Douglas MacArthur, Governor General Lord Gowrie, and Frank Forde, Australia, 8 Jun 1943 (public domain via WW2 Database)

75 Years Ago—June 18, 1943: Allies intensify bombing of Sicily, Sardinia, and Naples in preparation for invasion of Sicily.

Australian Prime Minister John Curtin declares that the risk of Japanese invasion is over.