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10 Jul 1943
  • Light carrier Ryuho was assigned to the Main Unit of the Mobile Force of Carrier Division 2 of the Third Fleet. ww2dbase [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
  • The Allies began Operation Husky, the invasion of Sicily, Italy, with an airborne assault before dawn; amphibious elements of Operation Husky landed to join the fight later in the day. Out at sea, hospital ship Tampala and LST-313 were sunk by German air attack. Picket ship USS Sentinel was sunk by a SC250 bomb delivered by a Fw 190 aircraft off Molla. Destroyer USS Maddox was also lost after being attacked by dive bombers and sunk within two minutes. The US Navy would subsequently suffer severe accusations for failing to supply adequate air cover. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH, AC]
  • The minesweeper USS Agent was transferred to the Soviet Union under the Lend-Lease act. ww2dbase [AC]
Australia
  • USS Pompon departed Brisbane, Australia for her first war patrol in the Truk, Caroline Islands area. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Australian Papua
  • The new airfield at Tsili-Tsili, Australian Papua was ready to receive C-47 transport aircraft. ww2dbase [CPC]
British Western Pacific Territories
  • Companies N and Q of USMC 4th Raider Battalion completed their patrol of Gatukai Island in New Georgia, Solomon Islands and concluded that there were no Japanese on the island. Also on New Georgia, the US Marine Corps reported that the airfield at Segi was now ready for limited operations, while Companies O and P of the 4th Raider Battalion were slated to be relieved at Viru for transfer to Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands. Nearby, Marines of the 1st Raider Battalion captured the island of Enogai. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Caroline Islands Greece
  • Greek partisan fighters killed 2 officers and 16 soldiers of the 2nd Company of the Pioneer Battalion of German 104th Jäger Division near Lake Trichonida near the city of Agrinio in Greece. ww2dbase [CPC]
Italy
  • USS Ancon arrived off Scoglitti, Sicily, Italy and disembarked troops. ww2dbase [Main Article | Event | CPC]
Japan United Kingdom
  • Violette Szabo was selected for training as a field agent by the Special Operations Executive. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United States
  • The US Marine Corps established Marine Corps Air Station, El Centro, California, United States; Lieutenant Colonel Thomas J. McQuade was placed in command. ww2dbase [CPC]
Photo(s) dated 10 Jul 1943
American troops landing on Sicily, 10 Jul 1943LCVP landing craft suspended from a transportCrew of M4 Sherman tank Men of the British Highland Division unloading stores on a landing beach on the opening day of the invasion of Sicily, 10 Jul 1943
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10 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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