17 Jun 1941

French Syria and Lebanon
25 Jun 1941

French Syria and Lebanon
  • The British submarine HMS Parthian (N 75) under Commander M. G. Rimington, DSO, RN torpedoed and sank the Vichy French submarine Souffleur (built 1927) just off the coast southwest of Beirut, Mandate for Syria and the Lebanon. The submarine was hit by a single torpedo near the deck gun. Of the six men on the bridge, one was mortally wounded but the others managed to swim away. Four reached the shore but the fifth drowned. In all fifty men perished. ww2dbase [Campaigns in the Middle East | Beirut, Lebanon | CPC, HM]
8 Jul 1941

French Syria and Lebanon
  • Australian troops cut off the road leading into the northern part of Beirut, Lebanon. South of Beirut, Australian 2/2nd Pioneer Battalion and elements of the 6th Divisional Cavalry Regiment also approached Beirut. ww2dbase [Campaigns in the Middle East | Beirut, Lebanon | CPC]
20 Jul 1958

French Syria and Lebanon
  • USS Wasp launched US Marine transport helicopters while off Lebanon; the helicopter brought US Marines to Beirut International Airport. ww2dbase [Wasp (Essex-class) | Beirut, Lebanon | CPC]
17 Sep 1958

French Syria and Lebanon

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




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