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Today in World War II History—June 19, 1942

“Malaria Moe” malaria prevention cartoon published by the US Army in the South Pacific, WWII (National Museum of Health and Medicine)

“Malaria Moe” malaria prevention cartoon published by the US Army in the South Pacific, WWII (National Museum of Health and Medicine)

75 Years Ago—June 19, 1942: US Vice Adm. Robert Ghormley assumes command of South Pacific Area and South Pacific Force in Auckland, New Zealand.

US pharmacies are urged to turn in quinine supplies over 10 oz. (used to prevent and treat malaria).