3 March 1943
Soviet troops recapture Rzhev
War in the Air
The RAF bombs the molybdenum mines at Knaben in Norway and Hamburg
First taxi tests for the Gloster Meteor DG206, which would make its maiden flight on 5 March.
Gloster Meteor, Britain's Celebrated First-Generation Jet, Phil Butler and Tony Buttler.
This is a detailed, well illustrated and well written look at the development and service history of the Gloster Meteor, both in British and overseas hands. The book covers the development of the E.28/39, Britain's first jet aircraft and the development of the Meteor, looks in detail at the prototype aircraft, the various versions of the Meteor and its British and overseas service careers. [see more
How to cite this article: Rickard, J (28 December 2007), 3 March 1943, http://www.historyofwar.org/secondworldwar/date/1943_03_03.html