Historical Events on May 16, 1943

About May 16, 1943

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 75 years, 5 months and 4 days

Historical Events

  • Operation Chastise: No. 617 Squadron RAF begins the famous Dambusters Raid, bombing the Möhne and Eder dams in the Ruhr valley with bouncing bombs
  • SS General Jürgen Stroop orders the burning of the Warsaw Ghetto, ending a month of Jewish resistance. 13,000 Jews have died, about half burnt alive or suffocated, German casualties less than 300