13 May 1943

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War in the Air

Eighth Air Force Heavy Bomber Mission No. 55: 97 aircraft sent to attack Avions Potez at Meaulte and 72 to attack air field at St. Omer/ Longuenesse. Four aircraft lost.

War at Sea

German submarine U-753 sunk with all hands in the North Atlantic

North Africa

Italian General Messe surrenders

Mediterranean

Allied forces bombard the heavily fortified Italian island of Pantelleria

Far East

Japanese begin a series of air raids against targets on New Guinea


How to cite this article: Rickard, J (28 December 2007), 13 May 1943, http://www.historyofwar.org/secondworldwar/date/1943_05_13.html
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