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Today in World War II History—June 20, 1943

Bernard Montgomery, Archibald Wavell, Claude Auchinleck, 1946 (Imperial War Museum: 4700-38)

Bernard Montgomery, Archibald Wavell, Claude Auchinleck, 1946 (Imperial War Museum: 4700-38)

75 Years Ago—June 20, 1943: British Gen. Sir Claude Auchinleck succeeds Field Marshal Sir Archibald Wavell as Commander-in-Chief of India.

New Quebec/Chubb Crater (now called Pingualuit Crater) is discovered in northern Québec by a US Army Air Force plane on a meteorological flight, 3 kilometers in diameter.

Pingualuit Crater in Québec, 2007 (NASA photo)

Pingualuit Crater in Québec, 2007 (NASA photo)