Diary December 8, 1943

US destroyer firing at land targets

WW2 War Diary for Wednesday, December 8, 1943: Sea War Pacific: US battleships and destroyers pound Nauru Island; US destroyer Boyd damaged by Japanese batteries. learn more

Diary December 7, 1943

Battleship 'Wisconsin'

WW2 War Diary for Tuesday, December 7, 1943: Home Fronts USA: Battleship Wisconsin launched at Philadelphia Navy Yard. learn more

Diary December 6, 1943

NZ infantry of British 8th Army

WW2 War Diary for Monday, December 6, 1943: Mediterranean Italy: British 8th Army crosses river Moro. learn more

Diary December 5, 1943

DB-7 Bostons of US 9th AF attacking a V-1 launching site

WW2 War Diary for Sunday, December 5, 1943: Air War Western Europe: Fighter-bombers of RAF, 2nd TAF, and US 9th AF attack V-1 launching sites in Pas de Calais. Far East: First Japanese daylight raid on Calcutta (350 killed). learn more

Diary December 4, 1943

1,000lb bomb is fitted to a Dauntless

WW2 War Diary for Saturday, December 4, 1943: Sea War Pacific: US Fast Carrier Task Force raids Kwajalein: 386 planes (5 lost) sink 6 transports and damage 2 cruisers. 55 Japanese planes destroyed. Torpedo planes hit USS Lexington. Carrier Chuyo… learn more

Diary December 3, 1943

recording studio of 'Operation Corona'

WW2 War Diary for Friday, December 3, 1943: Air War Germany: Goering orders Peltz – commanding German bomber forces in the West – ‘To avenge the terror attacks of the enemy … by means of concentrated attacks on [British] cities… learn more

Diary December 2, 1943

Bari air raid disaster

WW2 War Diary for Thursday, December 2, 1943: Air War Mediterranean – Bari air raid disaster: 96 German bombers carry out low-level night raid on Bari in Italy (2 munition ships explode). 19 ships sunk, including SS John Harvey carrying… learn more

Diary December 1, 1943

old woman with the rest of her belongings after air raid

WW2 War Diary for Wednesday, December 1, 1943: Air War Germany: B-17 Fortress bombers attack Solingen, east of Duesseldorf, for second successive day. learn more