Lt. Katye Swope (802nd MAETS) checks patients being evacuated
from Sicily to Africa, July 1943.
70 Years Ago—July 17,
1943: Off Bougainville in
the Solomons, 200 US aircraft attack sink 7 Japanese ships and shoot down 49
Japanese planes. US 802nd Medical Air Evacuation Transport Squadron
arrives at Ponte Olivo Airfield; air evacuation begins from Sicily. New song in
Top Ten: “All or Nothing at All.”