Today in World War II History—June 18, 1942
80 Years Ago—June 18, 1942: Maj. Gen. Carl Spaatz officially takes command of US Eighth Air Force in London.
In the Church of Saints Cyril and Methodius in Prague, Germans kill the Czech men who assassinated Gen. Heydrich.
US Navy commissions its first Black officer, medical student Bernard Robinson.
US Army Air Forces is authorized to develop medical air evacuation system (Read more: “Medical Air Evacuation in World War II”).