13 Jun 1943
  • Lydia Litvyak was made the commanding officer of 3rd Aviation Squadron of Soviet 73rd Guard Fighter Aviation Regiment. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Australian New Guinea
  • 21 B-17 bombers attacked Rabaul, New Britain with 87,000 pounds of bombs before dawn; a J1N1 nightfighter (pilot Senior Flight Petty Officer Shigetoshi Kudo, observer Lieutenant (jg) Akira Sugawara) shot down B-17 bomber "Georgia Peach" at 0326 hours. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
British Western Pacific Territories
  • A contingent of US Army, US Navy, and US Marine Corps officers were landed at Segi, New Georgia to evaluate possible landing locations for an invasion. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
France
  • Robert Johnson scored his first kill, a German Fw 190 aircraft of 10 Staffel of JG 26, over Bergues, France. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC, CPC]
Hawaii
  • Barbers Point Naval Air Station: Part of Composite Squadron 12 (VC-12) arrived on board. ww2dbase [Main Article | DS]
Japan United States
  • The keel of Preston was laid down by Bethlehem Shipbuilding at San Pedro, California, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 13 Jun 1943
African-American pianist Dorothy Donegan playing with the Camp Robert Smalls swing band at US Navy Naval Training Station, Great Lakes, Illinois, United States, 16 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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