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12 Jun 1943
  • RAF aircraft bombed Bochum, Germany. ww2dbase [Bombing of Hamburg, Dresden, and Other Cities | TH]
  • Luftwaffe aircraft conducted a night raid on Plymouth, England, United Kingdom. ww2dbase [Battle of Britain | TH]
  • The German submarine U-441 which sailed from Brest, France on 8 Jun 1943, obeying Admiral Doenitz's order that U-boat crews should fight Allied aircraft on the surface using improved anti-aircraft guns, encountered not a slow patrol aircraft but three Beaufighter Mk VIC of No. 248 squadron and was severely straffed and forced to put back to Brest for repairs. ww2dbase [AC]
  • Aircraft of Japanese 11th Air Fleet from Rabaul were launched to attack American positions in the Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, but this force was turned back by Allied fighters. ww2dbase [Solomon Islands Campaign | CPC]
  • Light carrier Ryuho was transferred from the 3rd Force of the Mobile Force Training Force to Carrier Division 2 of the 3rd Fleet. ww2dbase [Ryuho | CPC]
  • Destroyers USS Nicholas and USS Strong departed Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides escorting oiler USS Monongahela to Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands. ww2dbase [Nicholas | DS]
Atlantic Ocean Germany
  • Major Werner Streib, one of the Luftwaffe's leading night-fighter pilots, flying a prototype He 219 V9 A-0/R2 aircraft from Venlo, Netherlands, destroyed five RAF bombers over Germany between 0105 and 0155 hours in one sortie. The bombers were heading toward Düsseldorf, Germany. ww2dbase [AC]
  • Barbers Point Naval Air Station: More of Photographic Squadron 3 (VD-3) on board. Aircraft storehouse, paint and oil storehouse, and Public Works and Maintenance building, turned over to station. ww2dbase [Barbers Point Naval Air Station | Ewa, Oahu | DS]
  • Isuzu, Ariake, Yugure, and Hiyo arrived at Yokosuka, Japan at 1030 hours. Torpedo-damaged Hiyo entered drydocks at Yokosuka Naval Arsenal for repairs at 1053 hours; her bottom scraped the bottom of the drydock while moving in. ww2dbase [Yokosuka Naval Arsenal | Yugure | Isuzu | Hiyo | Yokosuka, Kanagawa | CPC]
Ukraine Photo(s) dated 12 Jun 1943
U-118 being strafed by aircraft from USS Bogue in the Atlantic Ocean, 12 Jun 1943British aerial reconnaissance photograph of V-2 rockets at Peenemünde Test Stands I and VII, Germany, 12 Jun 1943

12 Jun 1943 Interactive Map

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