Today in World War II History—Aug. 5, 1943
75 Years Ago—Aug. 5, 1943: British Eighth Army takes Catania, Sicily.
US Army secures Munda Field on New Georgia, to become major airfield in South Pacific, putting all the Solomon Islands in reach of fighters.
WASP formed (Women’s Airforce Service Pilots) by combining Women’s Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron and Women’s Flying Training Detachment, under Miss Jacqueline Cochran.