9 July 1943

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War at Sea

German submarine U-435 sunk with all hands in the North Atlantic

German submarine U-590 sunk with all hands in the mouth of the Amazon

Eastern Front

German attacks north and south of Kursk begin to bog down

Italy

British and American airborne forces land on Sicily during the night

Pacific

Start of the first major American attack towards Munda, New Georgia. The offensive quickly runs out of steam.

First clash between American troops and the Japanese defenders of Enogai Inlet, on the coast of New Georgia north of Munda (Operation Toenails).


How to cite this article: Rickard, J (28 December 2007), 9 July 1943, http://www.historyofwar.org/secondworldwar/date/1943_07_09.html
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