4 July 1943
War in the Air
Eighth Air Force Heavy Bomber Mission No. 71: 121 aircraft sent to attack aircraft factories at Le Mans, 71 to attack aircraft factories at Nantes and 83 to attack the U-boat base at La Pallice. Eight aircraft lost.
General Sikorski, the leader of the free Poles, is killed in an air crash
British Commandos raid an airfield on Crete
How to cite this article: Rickard, J (28 December 2007), 4 July 1943, http://www.historyofwar.org/secondworldwar/date/1943_07_03.html