15 July 1943

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War at Sea

German submarine U-135 sunk off Cape Juby

German submarine U-759 sunk with all hands off Jamaica

German submarine U-509 sunk with all hands off Madeira

Eastern Front

Soviet offensive begins near Orel

Colonel General Walter Model takes command of Second Panzer Army

Pacific

In an air battle over the central Solomons the Japanese lose 45 aircraft, the Americans only three, a sign of how the balance of power in the air has changed

Books

Hitler's Panzer Armies on the Eastern Front, Robert Kirchubel. A 'unit history' written on the largest scale, tracing the campaigns fought by the four Panzer Armies on the Eastern Front, from their roles in the early German victories, to their eventual defeat and destruction in the ruins of the Reich. A very useful contribution to the literature on the Eastern Front. [read full review]
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How to cite this article: Rickard, J (28 December 2007), 15 July 1943, http://www.historyofwar.org/secondworldwar/date/1943_07_15.html
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