Today in World War II History

Medical Air Evacuation, Sicily, July 1943
70 Years Ago—June 18, 1942: Gen. Carl Spaatz officially takes command of US 8th Air Force, opens headquarters in Bushy Park in London suburbs. Germans kill Czech men who assassinated Gen. Heydrich in church in Prague. US Navy commissions first black officer, medical student Barnard Robinson. US Army Air Forces authorized to develop medical air evacuation system.