WWII Images Historical Events Books Daily
News
Videos
     
HOME contact
 
Recent News
 
 
 

Timeline Event:


Jul 06, 1943

Following the Allied landing on New Georgia, the Japanese made an attempt to land reinforcements, which resulted in the Battle of Kula Gulf. In the battle, USS Helena (CL-50) was hit by three torpedoes. Broken into three parts, she sank, resulting in the loss of nearly 170 of her crewmen. During the battle, Japanese destroyer Niizuki was sunk and the Japanese destroyer Nagatsuki was run aground. USS Radford (DD-446) and USS Nicholas (DD-449) helped to rescue Helena's survivors.

Theater:  Pacific Theater

ItemType:  Event

More Information: 

Source:  Naval History & Heritage Command


Date Added: 2011-07-06



History to Share?

Help us record history!

Do you have something to share regarding WWII?

Send us your facts, figures, stories, photos or (oops!) corrections to steve@wwarii.com.

 


 

 

home | privacy policy | terms & conditions | contact