12 Jun 1943
  • Light carrier Ryuho was transferred from the 3rd Force of the Mobile Force Training Force to Carrier Division 2 of the 3rd Fleet. ww2dbase [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
  • RAF aircraft bombed Bochum, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
  • Luftwaffe aircraft conducted a night raid on Plymouth, England, United Kingdom. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
  • The German submarine U-441 which sailed from Brest, France on 8 Jun 1943, obeying Admiral Doenitz's order that U-boat crews should fight Allied aircraft on the surface using improved anti-aircraft guns, encountered not a slow patrol aircraft but three Beaufighter Mk VIC of No. 248 squadron and was severely straffed and forced to put back to Brest for repairs. ww2dbase [AC]
  • Aircraft of Japanese 11th Air Fleet from Rabaul were launched to attack American positions in the Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, but this force was turned back by Allied fighters. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Hawaii
  • Barbers Point Naval Air Station: More of Photographic Squadron 3 (VD-3) on board. Aircraft storehouse, paint and oil storehouse, and Public Works and Maintenance building, turned over to station. ww2dbase [Main Article | DS]
Ukraine
  • Germans liquidated the Jewish Ghetto in Berezhany in western Ukraine. 1,180 Jews were led to the city's old Jewish graveyard and killed. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 12 Jun 1943
British aerial reconnaissance photograph of V-2 rockets at Peenemünde Test Stands I and VII, Germany, 12 Jun 1943

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis

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