2 August 1943
Soviet South Front offensive ends in failure.
War at Sea
German submarines U-106, U-706 sunk off Cape Ortegal
150 American merchant ships are transferred to British control for the duration of the war
War in the Air
The RAF return to Hamburg for the fourth time in just over a week, but thunder storms mean that most of the bombers fail to find the city.
The new Italian governments attempts to negotiate for peace through the Lisbon government
Sicily: 8th Army takes Regalbuto and Centuripe
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
How to cite this article: Rickard, J (28 December 2007), 2 August 1943, http://www.historyofwar.org/secondworldwar/date/1943_08_02.html