Currently set to No Index

Diary August 2, 1943

Civilian casualties of the 'Battle of Hamburg'.
Civilian casualties of the ‘Battle of Hamburg’.
WW2 War Diary for Monday, August 2, 1943:


Sicily: British and Canadians oust Germans from hill-top strongholds of Centuripe and Regalbuto; Gerbini airfield complex captured.


Portugal: Italian Ambassador in Lisbon contacts Allied representatives.

Home Fronts

China: Death of President Lin Sen, aged 81; Chiang Kai-shek appointed Acting-President.

Air War

Germany: ‘Battle of Hamburg’ ends wth night raids by 425 RAF bombers (30 lost; 939t bombs) in very bad weather.

[tableX caption=”Battle of Hamburg casualties” colwidth=”20|20|20|20|20″ colalign=”left|center|center|center|center”]
RAF planes , Civilian casualties , Factories, Shipping, U-Boats
“2,752 planes (86 lost) dropped 8,621t of bombs”, “c.42,600 dead + 37,000 seriously injured”, 580 destroyed , “170,000 t lost”, 3 sunk

Subscribe to our newsletter with the latest reports from the war diaries and about World War I & II.

for sharing:

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

WW2 Weapons
Scroll to Top