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9 Jun 1943
  • Tito was wounded by a German air attack. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
  • Omar Bradley was promoted to the temporary rank of lieutenant general. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • George Bush was commissioned as an ensign in the US Naval Reserve at Corpus Christi, Texas, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Australian New Guinea
  • 21 B-17 bombers attacked Lakunai, Vunakanau, and Rapopo airfields at Rabaul, New Britain with 73,000 pounds of bombs between 0215 and 0520 hours. A J1N1 nightfighter (pilot Chief Flight Officer Satoru Ono, observer Lieutenant (jg) Kisaku Hamano) damaged two of the US bombers. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Japan Mariana Islands
  • USS Whale attacked a Japanese convoy in the Mariana Islands, damaging (possibly sinking) two freighters, hitting them with 5 of 9 torpedoes fired. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
US Pacific Islands
  • USS Snook departed from Midway Atoll for her second war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
Yugoslavia
  • The German anti-partisan Kampfgruppe von Ludwiger, under Generalmajor Hartwig von Ludwiger, was disbanded. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 9 Jun 1943
B-17F bomber

9 Jun 1943 Interactive Map

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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