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24 Jun 1943
  • At dawn, USS Snook attacked a six-ship Japanese convoy in the Ryukyu Islands, Japan, damaging one tanker with 2 of 4 torpedoes fired. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Sunfish ended her third war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • American submarine USS Tinosa fired 12 torpedoes at an enemy target. 11 of them failed to explode. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • RAF bombers attacked Elberfeld in the Ruhr region of Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
  • Heinrich Prinz zu Sayn-Wittgenstein flew the Bf 110 nightfighter for the first time, discovered technical issues, and returned to flying his usual Ju 88 aircraft, in which he shot down four British Lancaster bombers. His victories now stood at 35. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Francis Tuker was mentioned in dispatches. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Japan
  • USS Harder damaged a Japanese transport off Japan, hitting her with 1 of 7 torpedoes. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Taiwan
  • The Tamazato Prisoners of War Camp in eastern Taiwan was closed after less than three months in operation; on the same day, Taihoku Prisoners of War Camp No. 5 near Taihoku (now Taipei), Taiwan was opened. ww2dbase [CPC]
United States
  • Submarine Caiman was laid down by the Electric Boat Company at Groton, Connecticut, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 24 Jun 1943
Emperor Showa (Hirohito; front center) and Nagano (front, 6th from Left) aboard the Musashi, 24 Jun 1943USS S-28 at Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington, United States, 24 Jun 1943, photo 1 of 3USS S-28 at Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington, United States, 24 Jun 1943, photo 2 of 3USS S-28 at Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington, United States, 24 Jun 1943, photo 3 of 3

24 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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General Douglas MacArthur at Leyte, 17 Oct 1944