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29 May 1943
  • RAF bombers attacked Wuppertal, Germany with 1,900 tons of explosives. The Ruhr region city housed an I. G. Farben chemical plant and a G. & J. Jaeger ball-bearing factory. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
  • The issue of the American magazine The Saturday Evening Post published on this date featured with Norman Rockwell's "Rosie the Riveter" illustration. ww2dbase [CPC]
Caroline Islands China
  • Japanese and Chinese troops clashed in Hubei and Hunan Provinces, China. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Berthe Albrecht was captured by German agents in Mācon, France. ww2dbase [Main Article | Event | CPC]
  • USS Scorpion departed Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii for her second war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
  • Satoru Anabuki, flying Ki-43 fighter "Fubuki", shot down two British fighters over Chittagong, India (now Bangladesh), increasing his score to 44. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Puerto Rico
  • 417th Bombardment Squadron of 25th Bombardment Group of US Army Air Forces, operating B-18 Bolo bombers, was assigned to Losey Field in Puerto Rico. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United States
  • USS Wahoo arrived at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States for a scheduled overhaul. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 29 May 1943
F4U-1 Corsair fighter of US Marine Corps fighter squadron VMF-213 A group of approximately 40 dead Japanese soldiers at a ridge on Attu, Aleutian Islands, US Territory of Alaska, 29 May 1943Rear Admiral W. L. Friedell greeting Lieutenant Commander Dudley Morton, Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 29 May 1943; note MortonRear Admiral W. L. Friedell greeting Lieutenant Commander Richard O
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29 May 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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James Forrestal, Secretary of the Navy, 23 Feb 1945