Today in World War II History—September 18, 1943
80 Years Ago—Sept. 18, 1943: US opens Central Pacific offensive as Seventh Air Force B-24 bombers and Navy Task Force 15 carrier aircraft begin bombing Tarawa, Makin, and Apemama in the Gilbert Islands.
Premiere of weekly radio show I Sustain the Wings on CBS with Capt. Glenn Miller and the Army Air Force Band.