30 May 1943
  • Suffren was rearmed for military service. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Duguay-Trouin joined the Allied fleet; she would be re-armed in Jul 1943. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Yekaterina Budanova shot down a Bf 109 fighter, sharing the credit with other pilots. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Algeria
  • General Charles de Gaulle arrived in Algeria to become, with Henri Giraud, co-Presidents of the French Committee of National Liberation (FCNL) but soon used his superior political skills to become sole leader of the organization. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
China
  • Japanese and Chinese troops clashed at Gaojialing in the Hubei-Hunan border region in China; the Japanese used chemical weapons during this engagement. On the same day, Chinese 6th War Area commander Chen Cheng ordered a full scale counter offensive to be launched. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Dutch East Indies Hawaii
  • USS Grayback arrived at Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii, ending her seventh war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
  • Barbers Point Naval Air Station: Part of Army 19th Fighter Squadron departed. ww2dbase [Main Article | DS]
Japan Poland
  • SS-Hauptsturmführer Josef Mengele became the doctor for the Gypsy Family Camp (Sector BIIe) of Auschwitz II-Birkenau camp in occupied Poland. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
United States
  • Submarine Hackleback was launched at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, sponsored by the wife of W. L. Wright. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 30 May 1943
Map depicting the American operations on Attu Island, Aleutian Islands, US Territory of Alaska, 11-30 May 1945Launching of submarine Devilfish, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 30 May 1943Launching of submarine Hackleback, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 30 May 1943Chinese-American servicemen of the 14th Air Service Group of US Air Force on parade for the Memorial Day holiday, Dayton, Ohio, United States, 30 May 1943

30 May 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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