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6 Apr 1943
  • Dietrich Bonhoeffer was arrested for being part of an attempt on Hitler's life. ww2dbase [Dietrich Bonhoeffer | TH]
  • Axis forces fell back from Wadi Akarit towards Enfidaville, Tunisia as the British Eighth Army began linking up with US II Corps. ww2dbase [Battle of Wadi Akarit | TH]
  • British pressure in southeastern Tunisia caused Axis forces to begin falling back from the El Guettar region. ww2dbase [Battle of El Guettar | CPC]
  • Captured French torpedo boats Bombarde, La Pomone, and L'Iphigénie, been in Italian service since Dec 1942, were transferred on loan to the German Navy. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • George Kenney arrived at Brisbane, Australia. ww2dbase [George Kenney | CPC]
Hawaii Japan
  • Naka arrived at Hashirajima, Japan. ww2dbase [Naka | CPC]
  • When a company of the British 5th East Yorkshire Regiment had to withdraw temporarily behind the crest of a hill in southern Tunisia, Private Eric Anderson, a stretcher-bearer, went forward alone through heavy fire to rescue the wounded. Three times he brought in wounded comrades, and was rendering first aid to a fourth when he was mortally wounded. For this gallant deed on the field of battle, Private Anderson would be awarded a posthumous Victoria Cross. ww2dbase [AC]
US Pacific Islands
  • USS Whale arrived at Midway Atoll, ending her third war patrol. ww2dbase [Midway Bases | Whale | CPC]
  • USS Permit departed Midway Atoll, starting her eighth war patrol. ww2dbase [Midway Bases | Permit | CPC]
  • USS Wahoo arrived at Midway Atoll, ending her fourth war patrol. ww2dbase [Midway Bases | Wahoo | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 6 Apr 1943
Keitel, Hitler, and Speer observing the field during a weapons demonstration, circa 6 Apr 1943USS Wolverine lying at anchor in Lake Michigan, United States, 6 Apr 1943USS Wahoo at sea off Midway Atoll, 6 Apr 1943. Note that censors have blacked out the escorting vessels.Training carrier USS Wolverine at anchor in Lake Michigan off Chicago, Illinois, United States, 6 Apr 1943
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Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis

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