12 August 1943

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War in the Air

Eighth Air Force Heavy Bomber Mission No. 81: 330 aircraft sent to attack targets in the Ruhr, including Bochum, Bonn, Gelsenkirchen and Recklinghausen. 25 aircraft lost.

Italy

A large number of German troops are evacuated from Sicily

Eastern Front

Soviet troops capture Chuguyev

Pacific

US Troops land on Baanga Island, close to Munda, New Georgia, but are repulsed by unexpectedly heavy Japanese resistance.

Advance party lands on Vella Lavella the on night of 12-13 August to prepare for the main invasion of 15 August.


How to cite this article: Rickard, J (28 December 2007), 12 August 1943, http://www.historyofwar.org/secondworldwar/date/1943_08_12.html
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