23 Jul 1943
  • German leader Fritz Sauckel ordered improvements in the living conditions for Eastern European workers in Germany who performed their functions well. ww2dbase [Fritz Sauckel | CPC]
  • USS Gar arrived at Fremantle, Australia, ending her eighth war patrol. ww2dbase [Gar | CPC]
  • US Navy PBM Mariner aircraft attacked a German submarine in the Caribbean Sea, possibly U-759. ww2dbase [Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico Campaigns | CPC]
  • Charles J. Badger was commissioned into service. ww2dbase [Charles J. Badger | CPC]
Atlantic Ocean
  • One of Bogue’s escorts, destroyer USS George E. Badger, made a sound contact on a submarine and attacked. Debris and an oil slick were reported and U-613 was lost with all 48 hands. Later that same day, aircraft from escort carrier USS Bogue interrupted a rendezvous between German submarines U-527 and U-648 in the eastern Atlantic. U-527 was sunk but U-648 escaped. ww2dbase [Conclusion of the Battle of the Atlantic | Bogue | DS]
British Western Pacific Territories Hawaii Italy
  • Italian Air Force established plans to re-establish the 1st Air Force Assault Regiment "Amedeo d'Aosta" for possible use as guerrilla fighters in Sicily, Italy, but the plans would not come to fruition. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Soviet forces launched the Belgorod-Bogodukhov Offensive Operation toward Belgorod, Russia. ww2dbase [Battle of Belgorod | Belgorod | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 23 Jul 1943
British Lancaster bombers of No 50 Squadron RAF flying in loose formation over Lincolnshire, England, UK, 23 Jul 1943Artur Axmann, General Kunze, and Major General Philipp (school commandant) touring an artillery school at Jüterbog, Germany, 23 Jul 1943USS New Jersey at sea, 23 Jul 1943A smoke screen masks the advance of a Russian anti-tank gun crew in Russia, 23 July 1943. Note Degtyaryov PTRD-41 anti-tank rifle.
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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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