WW2 War Diary for Monday, August 2, 1943:
Sicily: British and Canadians oust Germans from hill-top strongholds of Centuripe and Regalbuto; Gerbini airfield complex captured.
Portugal: Italian Ambassador in Lisbon contacts Allied representatives.
China: Death of President Lin Sen, aged 81; Chiang Kai-shek appointed Acting-President.
Germany: ‘Battle of Hamburg’ ends wth night raids by 425 RAF bombers (30 lost; 939t bombs) in very bad weather.
|RAF planes||Civilian casualties||Factories||Shipping||U-Boats|
|2,752 planes (86 lost) dropped 8,621t of bombs||c.42,600 dead + 37,000 seriously injured||580 destroyed||170,000 t lost||3 sunk|