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2 Aug 1943
  • In spite of Hitler's "stand fast" order, Manstein implemented a flexible defense, which allowed the Germans to repel heavy Soviet attacks near Izyum and along the Mius River in Ukraine. ww2dbase [TH]
  • Egmont Prinz zur Lippe-WeiƟenfeld was awarded Oak Leaves to his Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. ww2dbase [Egmont | CPC]
British Western Pacific Territories Germany
  • Overnight, Hamburg, Germany suffered its ninth and final raid in eight days as 740 RAF bombers attacked; 30 of the bombers were shot down. By this time Hamburg had lost as many civilians as Britain had in the entire air war. ww2dbase [Bombing of Hamburg, Dresden, and Other Cities | Hamburg | TH]
Hawaii
  • USS Wahoo departed Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii. ww2dbase [Wahoo | Honolulu, Oahu | CPC]
Italy
  • The P.119 prototype fighter was damaged in a landing accident. ww2dbase [P.119 | CPC]
Pacific Ocean
  • Gato-class submarine USS Silversides fired four torpedoes at a Japanese ship southwest of Truk but the first two torpedoes exploded prematurely, allowing the ship to maneuver out of the path of the other two. The ship then disappeared into a rain squall, thwarting the attack. ww2dbase [Silversides | DS]
Poland United States

2 Aug 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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