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Diary May 6, 1943

British convoy caught during deployment
Axis aircraft are still active. British convoy caught during deployment for the final British offensive in Tunisia. Note M3 Grant tank of 7th Arnoured Division on transporter.
WW2 War Diary for Thursday, May 6, 1943:

Africa

Tunisia: FINAL BRITISH OFFENSIVE. 1st Army, reinforced with 7th Armoured and 4th Indian Divisions from 8th Army, smashes through Medjerda Valley defences, in Medjez-el-Bab sector; Axis forces stunned by 600-gun preparatory barrage and cease-less daylight bombing raids.

Pacific

New Guinea: Australian troops capture Mubo.

Air War

Eastern Front: Russian bombers raid German troop concentrations and railways in Novgorod and Bryansk-Orel areas and the Ukraine (repeated May 7); fierce air battles.

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