May 1943 in Montana

• May 1 – A ceiling was established on restaurant prices.

• May 2 – The Daily Missoulian celebrated its 70th year of operation.

• May 6. A nationwide radio program, “Victory Parade of Spotlight Bands,” was broadcast from the Great Falls Army Air Base.

• May 11 – American troops invaded the Japanese-held island of Attu.

• May 13 – The last Axis troops in North Africa surrendered at Tunis. The USS Helena bombarded Japanese positions in the Solomons and was attacked by Japanese planes.

• May 16 – Nazis crushed Jewish resistance in the Warsaw ghetto.

• May 30 – After heavy fighting, Americans completed occupation of Attu. Four Havre businesses were destroyed by fire.

April 1943 in Montana

Montana History Calendar 1942

Montana History Calendar 1941

Montana History Calendar 1930s

Interested in events that occurred during 1943 in Montana? Read More about  Montana’s Home Front During World War II


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