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18 Jun 1943
  • The word RADAR, from Radio Detection and Ranging, was made the official British name for the technology. ww2dbase [TH]
  • USS Gar began her eighth war patrol. ww2dbase [Gar | CPC]
  • Friedrich-Wilhelm M├╝ller was awarded the German Cross in Gold. ww2dbase [Friedrich-Wilhelm M├╝ller | CPC]
Caroline Islands
  • Naka arrived at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Naka | Truk | CPC]
Hawaii 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 [Benina | CPC]
Poland 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 [P-80 Shooting Star | Burbank Lockheed Aircraft Factory | Burbank, California | 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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