Diary August 6, 1943

German paratrooper engineers

German paratrooper engineers preparing a minefield on Sicily.

WW2 War Diary for Friday, August 6, 1943:

Mediterranean

Sicily: Troina, near Mt Etna, falls to Americans after 5 days’ heavy fighting.

Sea War

Pacific – Battle of Vella Gulf (night August 6-7): US destroyer force springs devastating ambush on 4 Japanese troop-carrying destroyers, 3 destroyers explode from single salvo of torpedoes, killing most of 1,800 aboard.

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