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23 Jul 1943
  • Charles J. Badger was commissioned into service. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Gar arrived at Fremantle, Australia, ending her eighth war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • German leader Fritz Sauckel ordered improvements in the living conditions for Eastern European workers in Germany who performed their functions well. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • US Navy PBM Mariner aircraft attacked a German submarine in the Caribbean Sea, possibly U-759. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
British Western Pacific Territories
  • Destroyer Yukikaze led a troop transport run to Kolombangara, New Georgia, Solomon Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Barbers Point Naval Air Station: Parachute building turned over to station. ww2dbase [Main Article | DS]
  • Italian Air Force established plans to re-establish the 1st Air Force Assault Regiment "Amedeo d'Aosta" for possible use as guerrilla fighters in Sicily, Italy, but the plans would not come to fruition. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Soviet forces launched the Belgorod-Bogodukhov Offensive Operation toward Belgorod, Russia. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 23 Jul 1943
British Lancaster bombers of No 50 Squadron RAF flying in loose formation over Lincolnshire, England, UK, 23 Jul 1943Artur Axmann, General Kunze, and Major General Philipp (school commandant) touring an artillery school at Jüterbog, Germany, 23 Jul 1943USS New Jersey at sea, 23 Jul 1943A smoke screen masks the advance of a Russian anti-tank gun crew in Russia, 23 July 1943. Note Degtyaryov PTRD-41 anti-tank rifle.
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23 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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