17 May 1943

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War in the Air

Eighth Air Force Heavy Bomber Mission No. 58: 159 aircraft sent to attack Lorient port area and U-boat base, 39 to attack Bordeaux U-boat base. Seven aircraft lost.

Lancasters bombers destroy the Mohne and Eder dams in the famous dambusters raid

Pacific

Japanese troops on Attu (Aleutians) retreat

War at Sea

German submarine U-646 sunk with all hands south east of Iceland

German submarine U-657 sunk with all hands off Cape Farewell

German submarine U-128 sunk off Pernambuco


How to cite this article: Rickard, J (28 December 2007), 17 May 1943, http://www.historyofwar.org/secondworldwar/date/1943_05_17.html
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