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Today in World War II History—July 6, 1943

SG radarscope image from light cruiser USS Denver showing Battle of Kula Gulf situation at 0117 on 6 Jul 1943 (US Naval History & Heritage Command)

SG radarscope image from light cruiser USS Denver showing Battle of Kula Gulf situation at 0117 on 6 Jul 1943 (US Naval History & Heritage Command)

75 Years Ago—July 6, 1943: Battle of Kula Gulf: in Solomon Islands, US ships slow Japanese reinforcement of New Georgia; light cruiser USS Helena and Japanese destroyers Niizuki and Nagatsuki are sunk.