20 July 1943

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War at Sea

German submarine U-558 sunk off Cape Ortegal

Italy

Italian troops in western Sicily surrender to the Allies

War in the Air

Five B-24 Bombardment Groups based in North Africa begin dedicated training for Operation Tidalwave, the low level attack on the oil refinaries at Ploesti on 1 August 1943.

Solomon Islands

American attack on Japanese base at Bairoko on New Georgia ends in failure. The base remains in Japanese hands until the end of the fighting on New Georgia (Operation Toenails).


How to cite this article: Rickard, J (28 December 2007), 20 July 1943, http://www.historyofwar.org/secondworldwar/date/1943_07_20.html
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