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24 Jun 1943
  • RAF bombers attacked Elberfeld in the Ruhr region of Germany. ww2dbase [Bombing of Hamburg, Dresden, and Other Cities | TH]
  • 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 [Snook | CPC]
  • 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 [Heinrich | CPC]
  • USS Sunfish ended her third war patrol. ww2dbase [Sunfish (Gato-class) | CPC]
  • Francis Tuker was mentioned in dispatches. ww2dbase [Francis Tuker | CPC]
Atlantic Ocean Indian Ocean
  • Comandante Cappellini (Aquilla III) sighted an illuminated ship in the Indian Ocean after sundown; she submerged to avoid detection. ww2dbase [Comandante Cappellini | CPC]
  • USS Harder damaged a Japanese transport off Japan, hitting her with 1 of 7 torpedoes. ww2dbase [Harder | CPC]
  • 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 Photo(s) dated 24 Jun 1943
Emperor Showa (Hirohito; front center) with Japanese Navy officers aboard Musashi, off Yokosuka, Japan, 24 Jun 1943; Musashi was carrying the remains of Isoroku YamamotoParatroops leaving an Airspeed Horsa training aircraft of No. 21 Heavy Glider Conversion Unit at Brize Norton, England, United Kingdom, 24 Jun 1943. The paratroops were taking part in a press day exercise.USS 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 3
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Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
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