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May 10th, 1943 (MONDAY)

UNITED KINGDOM: Sloop HMS Crane commissioned. (Dave Shirlaw)

U.S.S.R.: Operation Citadel is approved by Hitler. This attack at Kursk should begin in June.

MEDITERRANEAN SEA: U-380 rescued five German soldiers escaping from Tunisia in a small boat. She brought them to La Spezia May 16. (Dave Shirlaw)

NORTH AFRICA: Wholesale surrenders begin as the last Axis resistance ends in Tunisia.

The British 6th Armoured Division ends Axis chances of escape by cutting off the Cape Bon peninsula.

CANADA:

Ville-class steel tugs HMCS Lawrenceville, Adamsville, Beamsville, Marysville, Auburnville, Parksville, Otterville, Radville and Hodgeville ordered.

Frigate HMCS Toronto (ex-Giffard) laid down Lauzon, Province of Quebec.

HMC ML 088 commissioned. (Dave Shirlaw)

U.S.A.: Destroyer escort USS Ricketts launched.

Destroyer USS Bush commissioned.

Destroyer escort USS Carlson commissioned.

Submarine USS Cisco commissioned.

Destroyer escort USS Maloy laid down.

Destroyer USS Mertz laid down.

Aircraft carrier USS Randolph laid down.

Minesweeper USS Rebel laid down.

(Dave Shirlaw)

ATLANTIC OCEAN: U-403 had a gunnery duel with the Dutch ship Dexterous. (Dave Shirlaw)

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