29 July 1943

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War in the Air

Eighth Air Force Heavy Bomber Mission No. 79: 249 aircraft sent against targets in Germany. 91 aircraft hit the Kiel U-boat yard, 54 hit industrial targets at Warnemunde and 48 hit targets of opportunity. Ten aircraft lost.

RAF Bomber Command attacks Hamburg for the third time in a week (night of 29/30 July), causing a second firestorm in the north east of the city

War at Sea

German submarine U-614 sunk with all hands off Cape Finisterre

Italy

Political action inside Italy is forbidden until the end of the war

Eisenhower offers Italy an "honourable peace"

Related Books

 Inferno: The Devastation of Hamburg, 1943, Keith Lowe. Quite possibly the best book yet written on the Allied bombing campaign against Germany, Lowe examines the week-long attack on Hamburg in July 1943 from the point of view of the bomber pilots, the German night fighter pilots and the citizens of Hamburg. A brilliantly researched and written account of one of the more somber periods in European History. [see more]
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How to cite this article: Rickard, J (28 December 2007), 29 July 1943, http://www.historyofwar.org/secondworldwar/date/1943_07_29.html
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