30 Apr 1943
  • 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 [Main Article | CPC]
  • The keel of trawler Gulland was laid down. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The Bermuda Conference ended without any concrete conclusion. ww2dbase [Main Article | 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 [Main Article | CPC]
Australian Papua
  • In Australian Papua, US 90th Squadron moved from Port Moresby to Dobodura Airfield to the northeast. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Caroline Islands Germany
  • The construction for the Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp in northwestern Germany began. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 30 Apr 1943
A USS Independence radioman-gunner posing at his post on a Dauntless dive bomber, 30 Apr 1943USS West Virginia (foreground) and USS North Carolina (background) at Pearl Harbor Navy Yard, US Territory of Hawaii, 30 Apr 1943Battleship USS West Virginia, sunk in the Pearl Harbor Attack 7 Dec 1941 and then given temporary repairs at Pearl Harbor, is about to leave Hawaii for further repairs in the United States, 30 Apr 1943. Photo 3 of 3.Battleship USS West Virginia, sunk in the Pearl Harbor Attack 7 Dec 1941 and then given temporary repairs at Pearl Harbor, is about to leave Hawaii for further repairs in the United States, 30 Apr 1943. Photo 1 of 3.
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Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis

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