30 May 1943
  • Yekaterina Budanova shot down a Bf 109 fighter, sharing the credit with other pilots. ww2dbase [Yekaterina Budanova | CPC]
  • Duguay-Trouin joined the Allied fleet; she would be re-armed in Jul 1943. ww2dbase [Duguay-Trouin | CPC]
  • Suffren was rearmed for military service. ww2dbase [Suffren | 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 [Charles de Gaulle | 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 [Battle of Exi | CPC]
Dutch East Indies
  • Kamoi was attacked by three four-engined aircarft at Kendari, Celebes, Dutch East Indies; she suffered no damage. ww2dbase [Kamoi | CPC]
Hawaii Japan Poland United States
  • Submarine Hackleback was launched at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, sponsored by the wife of W. L. Wright. ww2dbase [Hackleback | 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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Famous WW2 Quote
"No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. You win the war by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country!"

George Patton, 31 May 1944