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]
  • 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]
  • 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 | Kendari, Celebes | CPC]
Hawaii Japan Poland United States 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 1943

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Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
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