30 Apr 1943
  • The Bermuda Conference ended without any concrete conclusion. ww2dbase [Bermuda Conference | CPC]
  • USS Scorpion sank the Japanese patrol ship Ebisu Maru No. 5 with a torpedo; during the surface action, Lieutenant Commander R. M. Raymond was killed, the submarine's first casualty. As a Japanese aircraft responded with depth charges, Scorpion dove and survived the attack. ww2dbase [Scorpion | CPC]
  • The body of Glyndwr Michael was put into the sea from British submarine HMS Seraph off Huelva, Spain; posed as Major William Martin, the body carried false documents intended to mislead the Germans. ww2dbase [Operation Mincemeat | CPC]
  • The keel of trawler Gulland was laid down. ww2dbase [Gulland | CPC]
Australian Papua
  • In Australian Papua, US 90th Squadron moved from Port Moresby to Dobodura Airfield to the northeast. ww2dbase [Dobodura Airfield | CPC]
Caroline Islands
  • Naka arrived at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Naka | CPC]
Germany Photo(s) dated 30 Apr 1943
A USS Independence radioman-gunner posing at his post on a Dauntless dive bomber, 30 Apr 1943Gun crews on a twin 40mm Bofors anti-aircraft mount take their meals at general quarters aboard the Light Carrier USS Independence in the Caribbean Sea, 30 Apr 1943.Aviation Ordinanceman poses aiming the twin Browning M1919 .30 caliber machine of an SBD Dauntless scout bomber aboard light carrier USS Independence during her shakedown cruise to Trinidad, 30 Apr 1943.USS West Virginia (foreground) and USS North Carolina (background) at Pearl Harbor Navy Yard, US Territory of Hawaii, 30 Apr 1943
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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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