29 Apr 1943
  • Starting at midnight, German submarines U-650, U-375, U-386, U-528, and U-532 attacked Allied convoy ONS 5 in the North Atlantic. They scored no hits until around 1200 hours when US freighter McKeesport sunk by a torpedo from U-528; three attacking submarines were damaged during the attacks and were forced to return to base to receive repairs. Upon learning the attacks, the British Admiralty dispatched additional destroyers to reinforce the escort force. ww2dbase [Black May | CPC]
  • USS Scorpion sank a Japanese patrol vessel by gunfire. ww2dbase [Scorpion | CPC]
  • The keel of submarine Becuna was laid down. ww2dbase [Becuna | CPC]
  • Nobutake Kondo was promoted to the rank of admiral. ww2dbase [Nobutake Kondo | CPC]
Caroline Islands
  • Yugure arrived at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Yugure | Truk | CPC]
Germany Japan
  • Kamikaze departed Ominato, Aomori Prefecture, Japan for patrols in the Soya Strait area. ww2dbase [Kamikaze | Ominato, Aomori | CPC]
  • Soviet counterintelligence agency GUKR SMERSH named its chiefs in each military front, with A. A. Avseevich to the Northwestern Front, G. S. Bolotin-Balyasny to the Volkhov Front, I. P. Konovalov to the Southern Front, S. F. Kozhevnikov to the Leningrad Front, N. G. Kravchenko to the Bryansk Front, A. P. Misyurev to the Kalinin Front, F. G. Petrov to the Southwestern Front, K. L. Prokhorenko to the Voronezh Front, V. P. Rogov to the Western Front, and I. T. Rusak to the Karelian Front. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Viktor Abakumov was summoned to Joseph Stalin's office to consider GUKR SMERSH deputies; at the same meeting, Abakumov was named the deputy commissar of the NKO, reporting directly to Stalin. ww2dbase [Viktor Abakumov | CPC]
  • German troops fell back to Lake Garaet Anchkel west of Bizerte, Tunisia; "Grado" Battalion of the "San Marco" naval infantry regiment of Italian Navy served as rearguard. ww2dbase [Conclusion of the Desert War | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • After much experimentation an "Upkeep" bomb drop was successfully carried out at Reculver in southeastern Britain. By this time several of the new Lancaster bombers modified for dam attacks had been delivered to the squadron's base, RAF Scampton, in Lincolnshire. ww2dbase [Dambuster Raid | Reculver, England | AC]
United States
  • Joseph Stilwell and Claire Chennault arrived in Washington DC, United States. ww2dbase [Joseph Stilwell | Washington | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 29 Apr 1943
Pierre Laval and Aold Hitler at Berghof, Berchtesgaden, Germany, 29 Apr 1943

29 Apr 1943 Interactive Map

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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