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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 [The French Resistance | 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 [Richmond Turner | CPC]
Alaska British Western Pacific Territories Poland United States 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

3 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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