5 May 1943

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Technology

First flight of a production P-51B Mustang powered by the Merlin engine.

War at Sea

German submarine U-638 sunk with all hands in the North Atlantic

Attack on Convoy ONS 5 ends. Thirteen ships are sunk at the cost of six U-boats

Eastern Front

Soviet troops capture Krymskaya

North Africa

British forces recapture Djebel Bou and Aoukaz


How to cite this article: Rickard, J (28 December 2007), 5 May 1943, http://www.historyofwar.org/secondworldwar/date/1943_05_05.html
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