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June 1943
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1. June 4, 1943, who becomes Commander of the Free French forces in North Africa.

  • General Henri Giraud
  • General Franchet d'Esperey
  • General Charles de Gaulle

2. June 8, 1943 Japanese forces abandon the Aleutians, their last foothold in the Western hemisphere. The event is almost to the year of their landing. What was the island?

  • Kiska Island
  • Katku Island
  • Cattin Island

3. On June 11, 1943, British forces take Pantelleria and Lampedusa, small islands between Tunisia and Sicily, after several days of bombardment.

  • True or False?

4. On June 13, 1943, the US in Europe suffers heavy aircraft losses. What was the target?

  • Kiel, Germany
  • Hamburg, German
  • Amsterdam, Holland

5. On June 17, Allies bomb Sicily and the Italian mainland, as signs increase of a forthcoming invasion.

  • True or False?

6. June 20, Operation Cartwheel opens with landings by the United States 4th Marine Raider Battalion at Segi Point on New Georgia in the Solomon Islands. It will not be secured until August. What is the island chain?

  • Solomon Islands
  • New Guinea
  • Mannington Islands

7. June 22, 1943, what armies begin a major offensive?

  • Allied
  • German
  • Red

8. June 23, American troops land in the Trobriand Islands, close to New Guinea. What is the strategy called for driving up the Southwest Pacific?

  • Island Hopping
  • Island Crusading
  • Island Invasion

9. June 24, continuing air attacks against a German industrial valley. One result is the evacuation of large numbers of German civilians from the area. What is the industrial valley known as?

  • Ruhr
  • Rhine
  • Austrian Divide

10. June 30, what was the island that American troops land on in New Georgia, another part of Operation Cartwheel?

  • Rivera Island
  • Rendova Island
  • Revere Island

Check Your Answers

  • 1. General Henri Giraud
  • 2. Kiska Island
  • 3. True
  • 4. Kiel, Germany
  • 5. True
  • 6. Solomon Islands
  • 7. Red
  • 8. Island Hopping
  • 9. Ruhr
  • 10. Rendova Island

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