13 July 1943

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Eastern Front

Hitler abandons Operation Citadel, the last major German offensive of the war on the eastern front.

Soviet Bryansk, Central and West Fronts launch Operation Kutuzov, a counterattack to follow the German defeat at Kursk.

Pacific

The battle of Kolombangara was fought in an unsuccessful attempt to prevent the Japanese getting more reinforcements from their main base at Rabaul to Vila, on the south-eastern shore of Kolombangara Island (New Georgia Islands)

US troops reach the coast at Laiana, between their original landing point and their target of Munda (New Georgia). This shortens their supply lines (Operation Toenails).

War at Sea

German submarine U-607 sunk off Cape Ortagal

German submarine U-487 sunk in the Central Atlantic

Italy

Allied fighter squadrons move to Sicily


How to cite this article: Rickard, J (28 December 2007), 13 July 1943, http://www.historyofwar.org/secondworldwar/date/1943_07_13.html
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