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3 Jun 1943
  • The first fruits of victory reached British shops in the form of Algerian wine. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Operation Cottbus: German forces attacked partisans in Barysaw (Borisov), Byelorussia. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • French Resistance saboteurs destroyed 300 tons of tires in the Michelin factory at Clermont-Ferrant. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The US South Pacific command published Operation Plan 14-43 for the capture of Japanese-held islands in the central Solomon Islands. US Navy Rear Admiral Richmond Turner was named the overall commanding officer, and the largest contingent under his command would be the US Army 43rd Division. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • All Japanese resistance on Attu, Aleutian Islands ceased. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
British Western Pacific Territories
  • Operation Toenails: The Allies invaded New Georgia, Solomon Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • German forces discovered 150 Jews hiding in a bunker in the Warsaw ghetto in Poland. They went on to destroy the bunker and killed all people within. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United States
  • USS S-35 departed Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Washington, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 3 Jun 1943
F6F-3 Hellcat of VF-1 being catapulted from the hangar deck catapult on the carrier Yorktown (Essex-class) off Trinidad, 3 Jun 1943.Irina Burnaia, 3 Jun 1943

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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"With Germany arming at breakneck speed, England lost in a pacifist dream, France corrupt and torn by dissension, America remote and indifferent... do you not tremble for your children?"

Winston Churchill, 1935