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Diary May 3, 1943


French artillery Tunisia
French troops still with obsolete equipment in Tunisia – here a 75mm battery of M1897 field guns from World War One.
WW2 War Diary for Monday, May 3, 1943:

Africa

Tunisia: American and French troops capture Mateur.

Sea War

Britain: Carrier Ark Royal (II) laid down at Birkenhead (launched 1950).

Air War

Europe: Lieutenant-General Andrews, Commanding General US Forces ETO; killed in air crash over Iceland; aged 59.

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