WW2 War Diary for Friday, June 11, 1943:
Germany: 200 B-17 Fortress (8 lost) raid Wilhelmshaven. RAF night raid on Duesseldorf (2,000 t by 693 bombers) and Munster. 43 bombers lost, including 5 shot down by ‘ace’ Major Streib, flying first purpose-built German night fighter, the He 219.
Mediterranean: Surrender of Pantellaria, Italian island fortress.
Argentina: USA and Britain recognize new Provisional Government.
Uruguay: French Committee of National Liberation given official recognition by Government (first nation to take this step).
Saudi Arabia: Government rejects idea of a Jewish state.