Today in World War II History

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.”