17 August 1943

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War in the Air

Eighth Air Force Heavy Bomber Mission No. 84: The famous attack on Schweinfurt and Regensburg. 230 aircraft are sent against Schweinfurt, of which 36 are lost. 146 aircraft are sent against Regensburg, of which 24 are lost for a total of 60 aircraft lost.

RAF Bomber Command attacks the Peenemunde research base.

War at Sea

German submarine U-403 sunk with all hands off Dakar

Italy

American troops enter Messina. All resistance on Sicily comes to an end


How to cite this article: Rickard, J (28 December 2007), 17 August 1943, http://www.historyofwar.org/secondworldwar/date/1943_08_17.html
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