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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:

Mediterranean

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

Politics

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.

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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
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