Historical Events on August 17th, 1943

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • 498 British bombers attack Peenemunde (development base for the V weapons)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Gen Patton enters Messina, completing conquest of Sicily by Allies

US WWII General George S. Patton
US WWII General
George S. Patton
  • US 8th Air Force loses 60 B-17s during attack on Schweinfurt and Regensburg