18 Jun 1943
  • USS Gar began her eighth war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The word RADAR, from Radio Detection and Ranging, was made the official British name for the technology. ww2dbase [TH]
  • Friedrich-Wilhelm Müller was awarded the German Cross in Gold. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Caroline Islands Hawaii
  • Barbers Point Naval Air Station: More of Photographic Squadron 3 (VD-3) on board. ww2dbase [Main Article | DS]
Libya
  • Two men of Italian Air Force Assault Engineer Battalion penetrated into Benina airfield in Libya and destroyed two B-24 and two Wellington aircraft; both men were captured after the mission. ww2dbase [CPC]
Poland
  • Jürgen Stroop was awarded Iron Cross 1st Class at Lazienki Park, Warsaw, Poland. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Fritz Ritterbusch was assigned to Majdanek Concentration Camp in occupied Poland. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
United States
  • Aircraft designer Clarence Johnson met with Lockheed President Robert Gross and chief engineer Hal Hibbard at the company's headquarters in Burbank, California, United States. Johnson informed the two that US Army Air Force representatives from Wright Field had requested Lockheed to design a jet fighter. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 18 Jun 1943
Elderly Ukranian man and his ruined home, Tschernigow region, Ukraine, 18 Jun 1943

18 Jun 1943 Interactive Map

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis




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