What Happened in May 1943

  • Gerald Ford is Assigned to Sea Duty on the USS Monterey

    Applying for sea duty, Ford was sent in May 1943 to the pre-commissioning detachment for the new aircraft carrier USS Monterey, at New York... Read more

  • Battle of Attu

    The Battle of Attu took place May 11, 1943 – May 30, 1943 on Attu Island off of Alaska as part of the Aleutian Islands Campaign during the Pacific... Read more

  • Sinking of AHS Centaur

    The Centaur was sunk by a Japanese submarine off the Queensland coast in 1943. With only 64 of the 332 people on board surviving, it was the... Read more

  • "Ossessione" Is Released

    Ossessione (Obsession) is a 1942 film based on the novel, The Postman Always Rings Twice, by James M. Cain. Luchino Visconti’s first feature film,... Read more

  • "The Ox-Bow Incident" Is Released

    The Ox-Bow Incident is a 1943 western movie directed by William A. Wellman and starring Henry Fonda, Dana Andrews, Mary Beth Hughes, Anthony Quinn,... Read more