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7 Jul 1943
  • 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]
  • Japanese hospital ship Hikawa Maru arrived at Rabaul and then Kavieng, departing later in the same day. ww2dbase [Hikawa Maru | 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
  • Submarine USS Tinosa departed Midway on her second war patrol bound for the Japanese shipping lanes south of Guam. ww2dbase [Midway Bases | Tinosa | Midway | DS]
  • USS Harder arrived at Midway Atoll, ending her first war patrol. ww2dbase [Harder | Midway Bases | Midway | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 7 Jul 1943
Launching of Liberty Ship SS John Stagg at the facilities of Delta Shipbuilding Company, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States, 7 Jul 1943Survivors of USS Helena, circa 7 Jul 1943Survivors of USS Helena aboard a destroyer, 7 Jul 1943Survivors of USS Helena, circa 7 Jul 1943
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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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