1 Aug 1943
  • Amon G√∂th was promoted to the rank of SS-Hauptsturmf√ľhrer. ww2dbase [Amon G√∂th | CPC]
  • Hitler ordered the Orel, Russia salient evacuated. ww2dbase [TH]
  • USAAF bombed the oil refineries at Ploesti, Romania; 30% of the raid force was lost. ww2dbase [Operation Tidal Wave | TH]
  • Heinrich Prinz zu Sayn-Wittgenstein shot down three Soviet aircraft, increasing his victories to 46. ww2dbase [Heinrich | CPC]
Alaska
  • USS S-41 ended her seventh war patrol. ww2dbase [S-41 | CPC]
British Western Pacific Territories Burma
  • The puppet Burmese government declared war on Britain and the United States. ww2dbase [AC]
Caroline Islands
  • Shokaku remained at Truk, Caroline Islands throughout the month of Aug 1943, except for two short sorties on 3 Aug and 25 Aug. ww2dbase [Shokaku | Truk | CPC]
China
  • Lin Sen passed away in Chongqing, China. ww2dbase [Lin Sen | Chongqing | CPC]
  • Chiang Kaishek was made temporary head of state upon his predecessor Lin Sen's death. ww2dbase [Chiang Kaishek | CPC]
French Morocco
  • Escort carrier USS Bogue and her task group arrived at Casablanca, French Morocco. Thirteen POWs from U-527 were turned over to shore authorities. ww2dbase [Bogue | Casablanca | DS]
Hawaii Japan
  • Irako transited the Bungo Strait between Shikoku and Kyushu, Japan and arrived at Kure, Japan. ww2dbase [Irako | Kure, Hiroshima | CPC]
Pacific Ocean
  • USS Finback damaged a Japanese transport in the South China Sea, hitting her with 1 of 4 torpedoes fired. ww2dbase [Finback | South China Sea | CPC]
Philippines
  • The headquarters of USAAF 25th Bombardment Group departed from Edinburgh Field in Trinidad. ww2dbase [Carlsen Field | Chaguanas | CPC]
Singapore Ukraine
  • Over Ukraine, the Red Air Force's leading female pilot Lydia Litvyak shot down the German Bf 109G-6 fighter piloted by Feldwebel Hans-J√∂rg Merkle and another Bf 109G-6 fighter while flying a Yak-1b fighter. She was in turn shot down in this engagement. Her body was never found, and the Soviet Union presumed her to have been killed. ww2dbase [Lydia Litvyak | Krasnyi Luch, Voroshilovgrad | CPC]
United Kingdom United States Photo(s) dated 1 Aug 1943
Approximate bomber route for Operation Tidal Wave, the low level bombing raid on the oil fields around Ploesti, Romania, Aug 1 1943.Soviet sailor measuring the range of depth charges, 1 Aug 1943A Soviet soldier walking along a road in Russia, 1 Aug 1943; note field gun in backgroundMap depicting the Battle of Kursk, 4 Jul-1 Aug 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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