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4 Jun 1943
  • Luftwaffe bombed the tank factory in Gorky (now Nizhny Novgorod), Russia. ww2dbase [TH]
  • The British House of Commons refused to lift the economic blockade against occupied Europe. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Three American submarines entered the Sea of Japan. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • The Times newspaper in Britain reported the death of the fictitious Royal Marines temporary captain and acting major W. Martin. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • James Johnson was awarded the Distinguished Service Order medal. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
China
  • Chinese 79th Corps launched a frontal attack against Japanese troops in the Hubei-Hunan border region in China, on the southern side of the Yangtze River; Japanese positions were pushed back, but the Chinese suffered very heavy casualties. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Germany
  • A Luxembourg national working at Peenemünde, Germany reported to the United Kingdom the presence of a 10-meter-long rocket with 150- to 250-kilometer range which was fueled by "bottles containing gas". ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Hawaii
  • Barbers Point Naval Air Station: Bachelor Officer Quarters (BOQ) "D" turned over to station. ww2dbase [Main Article | DS]
Japan
  • In Tokyo, Japan, Emperor Showa made a rare address about an individual regarding the loss of Isoroku Yamamoto. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 4 Jun 1943
Winston Churchill presiding over the Allied Planning Conference, Algiers, Algeria, 4 Jun 1943; note Eden, Brooke, Tedder, Cunningham, Alexander, Marshall, Eisenhower, and MontgomeryUS Navy PV-1 Ventura aircraft dropping a Mk XIII torpedo over Saratoga Passage, Washington, United States, 4 Jun 1943. Note the torpedo

4 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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