Get new blog posts sent directly to your email inbox!

Today in World War II History

Read Today's Article

Today in World War II History—Aug. 2, 1943

PT-109 and crew, 1943, Lt. John F. Kennedy at right (US National Archives)

PT-109 and crew, 1943, Lt. John F. Kennedy at right (US National Archives)

75 Years Ago—Aug. 2, 1943: Torpedo boat USS PT-109, commanded by future president Lt. John F. Kennedy, is sunk in the Solomon Islands by Japanese destroyer Amagiri; 2 killed, the 11 survivors swim 4 hours to a deserted island.

At Treblinka concentration camp, 200 Jews lead an armed revolt and burn buildings, but most are killed.

Comments are closed.

The Sound of Light by Sarah Sundin
“Sundin’s craft is inimitable, and her literary finesse radiates from every page.”
—Booklist starred review for The Sound of Light
Coming Soon!

A Free Gift for You

Make It Do - The US Home Front in World War II

When you subscribe to my monthly enewsletter, you’ll also receive “Make It Do – The US Home Front in World War II,” a collection of my popular blog posts. As a subscriber, you’ll also be the first to learn about my upcoming novels.