Today in World War II History—August 2, 1943
80 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, Jewish prisoners lead an armed revolt and burn buildings; 300 escape, and about 100 escape recapture.
A C-46 cargo plane flying from India to China crashes in the jungle; 20 bail out and trek to Chongqing, including CBS correspondent Eric Sevareid.