17 July 1943

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Eastern Front

Soviet South and Southwest Fronts join Operation Kutuzov, the counterattack that followed the German defeat at Kursk.

War in the Air

Eighth Air Force Heavy Bomber Mission No. 74: 332 aircraft sent to attack industrial targets in Amsterdam and across north west Germany. Two aircraft lost.

Italy

Allies attack towards Salamaua (Sicily)

Diplomacy

Hitler and Mussolini meet at Feltre

Pacific

Night of 17-18 July sees the only major Japanese counterattack at Munda, on New Georgia. Japanese troops get behind the American lines but the attack is broken up (Operation Toenails).


How to cite this article: Rickard, J (28 December 2007), 17 July 1943, http://www.historyofwar.org/secondworldwar/date/1943_07_17.html
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