Today in World War II History

WASP C-47 flight crew: Pilot Joanna Trebtoske (Jenks), left,
 and Copilot Marjorie Logan (Rolle)
at Romulus Army Air Field, Mich. (U.S. Air Force photo)
70 Years Ago—Aug. 19, 1943: Australians take Mt. Tambu and Komiatum Ridge, New Guinea after month of fighting. First Wasps (woman pilots) assigned to US Troop Carrier Command. Movie premiere of Du Barry Was a Lady—Cole Porter musical with Red Skelton, Lucille Ball, Virginia O’Brien.