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10 Sep 1943
  • After no report since 27 Jul 1943, the Japanese Navy presumed I-168 lost. ww2dbase [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
  • Soviet troops launched the Second Taman Offensive Operation in the Caucasus region of southern Russia, penetrating the defensive Blue Line. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
  • Joseph Goebbels visited Adolf Hitler at Rastenburg, East Prussia, Germany, noting that he and Adolf Hitler had a conversation about the possibility of negotiating peace with either the Western Allies or with the Soviet Union in order to focus on the other. At the urging of Goebbels, in order to prevent the damaged morale from fermenting subversive activities, Hitler gave a radio address to motivate the German people. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Elisabeth von Thadden hosted a birthday tea party in Heidelberg, Germany for members of the anti-Hitler Solf Circle. Unbeknownst to the party attenders, one of the guests, Paul Reckzeh, was a spy for the Gestapo. Almost all members were arrested and killed as the direct result of the intelligence Reckzeh gathered at this party. ww2dbase [CPC]
Australia
  • Douglas MacArthur met with Rear Admiral Robert Carney and Colonel William Riley at Brisbane, Australia regarding attacks on Rabaul in New Britain, Bougainville in Solomon Islands, and Treasury Islands near Bougainville. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Caroline Islands Hawaii
  • Barbers Point Naval Air Station: Cold storage building and equipment turned over to station. More of Air Group 16 on board. Part of Torpedo Squadron 16 (VT-16) departed. Part of Bombing Squadron 16 (VB-16) departed. ww2dbase [Main Article | DS]
Italy
  • By dawn, British 4th Parachute Brigade had reached Massafra, Italy 20 kilometers northwest of Taranto. Just outside of Taranto harbor, HMS Abdiel struck a mine and sank; 168 were killed. Further north, German troops captured Rome; the Germans suffered 619 casualties, and the Italians 1,295. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH, CPC]
  • A group of civilians blocked a German military vehicular column in Naples, Italy; in the subsequent clash, six German servicemen were killed. German troops fired on a group of civilians at the Biblioteca Nazionale Vittorio Emanuele III (Vittorio Emanuele III National Library) in retaliation. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Japan United States
  • John Basilone participated in a bond tour event in Jersey City, New Jersey, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 10 Sep 1943
Baltimore off Boston Navy Yard, 10 Sep 1943Valiant led the line as the Italian fleet steamed into Malta, under the terms of the Italian Armistice, 10 Sep 1943; note WarspiteUnloading equipment on a beach near Salerno, Italy, Sep 1943

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis

10 Sep 1943 Interactive Map




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