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10 Jun 1943
  • The keel of what would become USS Blackfin was laid down. ww2dbase [Blackfin | CPC]
  • USAAF and RAF began a coordinated air offensive with the RAF over Europe, conducting area bombing at night and the USAAF flying precision bombing raids by day. The British Assistant Chief of the Air Staff noted that the primary objective of bombing campaign was "the destruction of German air-frame, engine and component factories and the ball-bearing industry on which the strength of the German fighter force depend" and the secondary objective was "the general disorganization of those industrial areas associated with the above industries". ww2dbase [Bombing of Hamburg, Dresden, and Other Cities | TH]
  • Doneff was commissioned into service. ww2dbase [Doneff | CPC]
  • HMS Cumberland arrived at Spitzbergen, Norway for Gearbox support operation. ww2dbase [Cumberland | DS]
Hawaii Italy Japan
  • USS Flying Fish damaged a Japanese transport off Japan, hitting her with 1 of 3 torpedoes fired. ww2dbase [Flying Fish | CPC]
  • Asasaburo Kobayashi was made the commanding officer of Japanese 30th Division based in Heijo, Heiannan-do, Korea (now Pyongyang, North Korea). ww2dbase [Asasaburo Kobayashi | Heijo, Heiannan | CPC]
Pacific Ocean
  • Hiyo, Yugure, and Ariake deparated Yokosuka, Japan at 1400 hours. About 17 miles off Miyake Island at 1852 hours, USS Trigger fired six torpedoes at Hiyo, scoring two hits. In the darkness, at 1937 hours, Hiyo opened fire on Yugure while Yugure swept for the American submarine, killing two and wounding five. Yugure's No. 3 turret's shield was also damaged. Nevertheless, Yugure and Ariake would remain on anti-submarine patrols around Hiyo through the night. ww2dbase [Trigger | Yugure | Hiyo | AC, CPC]
  • Vice Admiral Masakuni Yamagata was named the commanding officer of Takao Guard District in southern Taiwan. ww2dbase [Takao Guard District | Takao | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • British Admiralty introduced Naval Cypher No. 5, replacing No. 3 and No. 4, finally ending the German ability to read British naval orders. ww2dbase [Enigma Code Broken | CPC]
United States Photo(s) dated 10 Jun 1943
Aerial stern view of USS S-28 making 10 knots, off Seattle, Washington, United States, 10 Jun 1943Aerial bow view of USS S-28 making 10 knots, off Seattle, Washington, United States, 10 Jun 1943SNJ Texan aircraft having just landed on USS Sable, Lake Michigan, United States, 10 Jun 1943Subhash Chandra Bose and Hideki Tojo, Tokyo, Japan, 10 Jun 1943
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Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
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