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30 Jul 1943
  • German Armeegruppe A's attack along the Mius River in Ukraine came to a unsuccessful conclusion. ww2dbase [TH]
  • The Swedish SAAB 21A aircraft made its maiden flight powered by a 1,475hp Daimler-Benz DB605B 12-cylinder inverted-vee engine connected to a pusher propeller. Deliveries commenced to the Flygvapnet in Jul 1945. The SAAB 21 was the world's second aircraft to be fitted with an ejector seat as standard operational equipment (the first was the Heinkel He-219). The J-51A suffered from heavy control forces and engine overheating which affected its speed and rate of climb, thus its role was soon changed from that of an interceptor to ground strike with provisions for various ordnance loads. ww2dbase [AC]
  • Remy Van Lierde shot down a German Bf 109 fighter, which was his fourth kill. ww2dbase [Remy Van Lierde | CPC]
  • Fitted with new drop-tanks which enable the P-47 aircraft of US VIII Fighter Command to reach the Dutch-German border, eight squadrons of P-47 aircraft were despatched to escort home 186 B-17 bombers returning from a raid on Kassel, Germany. ww2dbase [P-47 Thunderbolt | AC]
  • Orde Wingate departed Delhi, India. ww2dbase [Orde Wingate | CPC]
Atlantic Ocean Bermuda
  • Task Group 21.14 centered around escort carrier USS Card departed Naval Operating Base Bermuda on their first combat sortie. ww2dbase [Card | Port Royal Bay | DS]
France Germany Italy Mediterranean Sea
  • In frantic air battles off Sardinia, Italy, American P-40 and P-38 aircraft claimed the destruction of 21 enemy transport aircraft and five fighters of German Luftwaffe's III/JG77 group. ww2dbase [AC]
Pacific Ocean
  • USS Finback sank a Japanese freighter in the South China Sea, hitting her with 1 of 3 torpedoes fired. ww2dbase [Finback | South China Sea | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • Jean was promoted to the rank of lieutenant in the British Army. ww2dbase [Jean | ]
Photo(s) dated 30 Jul 1943
Members of the first class of WAVES to graduate from the Aviation Metalsmith School, at the Naval Air Technical Training Center, Norman, Oklahoma, United States, 30 Jul 1943Cartoon by Sixta depicting events and activities in the first year following the 30 Jul 1942 authorization of the US Navy WAVES programBattlefield grave of German Corporal Heinz Kühl, who was killed at the Battle of Kursk on 21 Jul 1943Ed Dyess, Melvyn McCoy, Douglas MacArthur, and Stephen Mellnik in Brisbane, Australia, 30 Jul 1943
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Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
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