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1 Jul 1943
  • Hitler addressed the generals slated to command Operation Citadel. ww2dbase [Battle of Kursk | TH]
  • The US Navy launched the V-12 program to recruit and train college students for future military service. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • The US Marine Corps established the Administrative Division at its headquarters to control the civilian personnel program and to place enlisted Marines. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Chester Nimitz submitted a tentative plan for operations against the Marshall Islands. ww2dbase [Chester Nimitz | CPC]
  • USS S-35 sank Japanese fishing tender Banshu Maru No. 7 off the Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia at 1821 hours, hitting her with 2 of 3 torpedoes fired. She escaped the area at 1825 hours after detecting a potential counterattack on the submarine. ww2dbase [S-35 | CPC]
  • Mariya Dolina was awarded the Order of the Red Banner for the first time. ww2dbase [Mariya Dolina | CPC]
  • Gato-class submarine USS Silversides arrived at Brisbane, Australia. Her commanding officer, Cdr C.C. Burlingame, was awarded the Silver Star for his actions during this patrol. ww2dbase [Silversides | Brisbane | DS]
British Western Pacific Territories
  • Two platoons from Company P, US Marine Corps 4th Raider Battalion overran the Japanese detachment at the village of Tombe on New Georgia near the Viru Harbor, while the remainder of Company P and Company Q occupied Tetemara on the west side of the harbor. On the same day, just to the south of New Georgia, the US Marine Corps 9th Defense Battalion arrived at Rendova with men, supplies, and 90mm and 150mm guns. Southeast of New Georgia, the US Marine Corps 4th Raider Battalion and Company F of the US Army 103rd Regiment fell back to Vura on the island of Vangunu in preparation of a counterattack to be launched against Kaeruka and Cheke Point in the next few days. ww2dbase [Solomon Islands Campaign | CPC]
  • 1st Lieutenant Mel Wheadon of US 44th Fighter Squadron, flying a P-40 fighter, became an "ace in a day" by shooting down five Japanese D3A dive bombers while defending the invasion fleet at Rendova, New Georgia Islands, Solomon Islands. ww2dbase [Rendova, New Georgia | CPC]
  • German Type IXC U-Boat U-505 departed Lorient, France for her fifth patrol after six months in port for repairs. ww2dbase [U-505 | Loirent, Bretagne | DS]
  • The German Luftwaffe formed the Fernaufklärungsgruppe 5 special long range reconnaissance unit. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Kriegsmarinewerft Kiel facilities in Kiel, Germany was sold, forming a new company named Howaldtswerke Aktiengesellschaft Werft Kiel. ww2dbase [Howaldtswerke Kiel | Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein | CPC]
Hawaii United Kingdom
  • In England, United Kingdom, Robert Johnson recovered from wounds sustained in combat on 13 Jun 1943 and resumed flight duties. ww2dbase [Robert Johnson | CPC]
  • Violette Szabo was given security clearance. ww2dbase [Violette Szabo | CPC]
United States
  • USS Yorktown (Essex-class) completed repairs on and began air operations out of Norfolk, Virginia, United States. ww2dbase [Yorktown (Essex-class) | J. J. Clark | Norfolk, Virginia | DS]
  • US Navy started the V-12 Navy College Training Program to train a supplemental group of commissioned officers. ww2dbase [CPC]
Photo(s) dated 1 Jul 1943
Escort Carrier USS Barnes transporting P-38 Lightning and P-47 Thunderbolt fighter planes across the Pacific, July 1 1943Tang (left) and Tilefish (right) under construction at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 1 Jul 1943, photo 1 of 3Tang (left) and Tilefish (right) under construction at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 1 Jul 1943, photo 2 of 3Tang (left) and Tilefish (right) under construction at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 1 Jul 1943, photo 3 of 3
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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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