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Diary July 16, 1943

 beach of Syracuse unloading supplies
On the beach of Syracuse, the Allies unload supplies for their troops in Sicily.
WW2 War Diary for Friday, July 16, 1943:


Sicily: British capture Lentini and descend on to Catanian Plain. Americans begin their assault on Agrigento.


New Guinea – Battle of Mt Tambu (July 16 – August 19): Australians, advancing from Wau, capture Japanese stronghold near Salamaua.

Air War

Pacific: 100 Avenger and Dauntless dive-bombers attack Munda airfield (New Georgia). Japanese night raid on Guadalcanal.

Sea War

Mediterranean: Carrier Indomitable hit by Italian torpedo planes. Italian submarine Dandolo torpedoes cruiser Cleopatra. Night engagements off Sicily between German and British MTBs with Italian cruiser Scipione Africano; 5 German E-boats damaged and British MTB 305 sunk.

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