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29 Jul 1943
  • The Italian submarine, Pietro Micca, was torpedoed and sunk by the Royal Navy submarine HMS Trooper in the Mediterranean Sea. Eighteen men were rescued but 54 went down with the boat. An Italian rescue vessel later lowered listening gear to the submarine to detect signs of life but heard only the sound of gunshots. It was believed that the survivors took their own lives rather than endure a terrible, lingering death. ww2dbase [AC]
  • German Armeegruppe A attacked to improve its positions on the Mius River in Ukraine. ww2dbase [TH]
  • The US ambassador in Madrid, Spain demanded that the Spanish government withdrew the division of Spanish volunteers fighting on the Eastern Front; Franco would largely comply with this demand by the end of Sep 1943, although still leaving behind a regiment-sized unit in Russia. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • USS Ancon arrived at Mostaganem, French Algeria. ww2dbase [Ancon | Mostaganem | CPC]
  • Hunter-Killer Task Group 21.14 centered around escort carrier USS Card and escorts arrived in Bermuda. ww2dbase [Card | Port Royal Bay | DS]
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  • Fletcher-class destryer Hoel was placed in commission at the Bethlehem Shipyard, San Francisco, California, United States with Commander William Dow Thomas in command. ww2dbase [Hoel | San Francisco, California | DS]

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