North Sea: British carrier-based Martlet (US F-4 Wildcat) fighters shoot down 5 Bv 138 reconnaissance flying boats off Norway.
Merchant shipping losses in July 1943: 30 Allied ships with 187,877 tons in Atlantic, 31 Allied ships with 177,521 tons elsewhere.
19 Axis ships with 78,055 tons in Mediterranean, 25 Japanese ships with 84,361 tons in Pacific.
34 Axis submarines sunk in the Atlantic, Arctic or Baltic (worldwide total of 20 German U-boats losses), 28 new U-boats operational, 421 U-boats of all types total in service.
Siege of Leningrad: 210 killed and 921 wounded by German shelling in July.
Britain: Captain Hedley Verity, Yorkshire and England cricketer, dies in PoW camp in Italy; aged 38.