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5 Jun 1943

Atlantic Ocean
  • Aircraft from USS Bogue attacked German submarine U-217 in the Central Atlantic and the submarine was lost with all 50 hands.n ww2dbase [Black May | Bogue | AC]
Australian New Guinea
  • F-5A reconnaissance aircraft "Eager Beaver" flown by pilot Lieutenant Frederic Hargesheimer detected a new Japanese aircraft under construction at Ubili, New Britain. His aircraft was in turn spotted by the Japanese and was shot down; Hargesheimer survived the attack and would spend the next eight months in the jungle. ww2dbase [Ubili, New Britain | CPC]
  • A full state funeral was given for Isoroku Yamamoto. The funeral procession slowly moved from Tokyo, Japan to Hibiya Park in nearby city of Chiyoda. At 1050 hours, many Japanese citizens across the entire country bowed their heads toward Tokyo in honor of Yamamoto. During the ceremony, Hideki Tojo made an address regarding Yamamoto's contributions to Japan, while Yamamoto was posthumously promoted to the rank of fleet admiral (or, literally, naval marshal) and was given the Order of the Chrysanthemum 1st Class and the German Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords. ww2dbase [Operation Vengeance | Isoroku Yamamoto | Tokyo | CPC]
Mariana Islands
  • USS Whale damaged a Japanese seaplane tender in the Mariana Islands, hitting her with 3 of 4 torpedoes fired. ww2dbase [Whale | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 5 Jun 1943
The state funeral of Isoroku Yamamoto, Tokyo, Japan, 5 Jun 1943, photo 1 of 2The state funeral of Isoroku Yamamoto, Tokyo, Japan, 5 Jun 1943, photo 2 of 2UK Prime Minister Winston Churchill in Downing Street, London, England, United Kingdom, 5 Jun 1943; he had just returned from the US after a meeting with Roosevelt

5 Jun 1943 Interactive Map

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
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