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7 Jul 1943
  • Japanese hospital ship Hikawa Maru arrived at Rabaul and then Kavieng, departing later in the same day. ww2dbase [Hikawa Maru | CPC]
  • At Wolf's Lair, German rocket research team leader Walter Dornberger presented his research to Hitler and successfully convinced him to give rocket research and production a high priority. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • German submarine U-759 sank Dutch cargo ship Poelau Roebiah of Allied convoy TAG-70 east of Jamaica; 2 were killed and 68 survived. ww2dbase [Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico Campaigns | CPC]
  • Joseph Stilwell presented Chiang Kaishek and He Yingqin the Legion of Merit medals. ww2dbase [Chiang Kaishek | CPC]
British Western Pacific Territories China
  • B-25 bombers of US 14th Air Force, escorted by P-51 fighters, attacked Tianhe Airfield in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China. ww2dbase [Tianhe Airfield | Guangzhou, Guangdong | CPC]
Germany Hawaii Pacific Ocean
  • USS Permit sank Banshu Maru No. 33 off Hokkaido, Japan, hitting her with 1 of 2 torpedoes fired; another transport was damaged with 2 of 2 torpdoes fired. ww2dbase [Permit | CPC]
Russia
  • Soviet Il-2M aircraft, attacking in huge numbers, destroyed some seventy tanks of the German 9th Panzer Division in just twenty minutes during the Battle of Kursk. German aircraft also saw much action, with He 111 tactical bombers alone flew 178 sorties. ww2dbase [Battle of Kursk | AC, CPC]
United States
  • General Henri Giraud arrived in Washington DC, United States for conferences with President Franklin Roosevelt. ww2dbase [Henri Giraud | Washington | AC]
US Pacific Islands Photo(s) dated 7 Jul 1943
WAVES personnel Bernice Garrott marking off an aircraft check-off list, Naval Air Station, Seattle, Washington, United States, 7 Jul 1943; note SNB-1 training aircraftLaunching of Liberty Ship SS John Stagg at the facilities of Delta Shipbuilding Company, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States, 7 Jul 1943US Marine Corps 155 mm Howitzer Carriage M1917 or M1918 howitzer under tow, Rendova, Solomon Islands, 7 Jul 1943Admiral Walden Ainsworth speaking at the funeral service for Irwin Edwards, who died of wounds sustained during USS Helena
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7 Jul 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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"I have returned. By the grace of Almighty God, our forces stand again on Philippine soil."

General Douglas MacArthur at Leyte, 17 Oct 1944