Today in World War II History—July 17, 1943
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 by Sarah Sundin
75 Years Ago—July 17, 1943: Off Bougainville in the Solomons, 192 Allied aircraft (US Thirteenth Air Force, US Navy, US Marine Corps & RNZAF) shoot down 44 Japanese planes.
US 802nd Medical Air Evacuation Transport Squadron arrives at Ponte Olivo Airfield; air evacuation begins from Sicily. (Read more: three-part series starting with Medical Air Evacuation in World War II)
New song in Top Ten: “All or Nothing at All.”