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10 Jun 1943
  • Doneff was commissioned into service. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The keel of what would become USS Blackfin was laid down. ww2dbase [Main Article | 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 [Main Article | TH]
  • Barbers Point Naval Air Station: Air Group 9 departed for USS Essex. ww2dbase [Main Article | DS]
  • Doolittle Raiders Jack Sims and James Doolittle piloted a B-26 Marauder bomber of 442nd Bombardment Squadron of US 320th Bombardment Group on a mission to attack Pantelleria, Italy. ww2dbase [Main Article | Event | CPC]
  • USS Flying Fish damaged a Japanese transport off Japan, hitting her with 1 of 3 torpedoes fired. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Pacific Ocean
  • During the night the US submarine Trigger badly damaged the Japanese carrier Hiyo at point-blank range off Miyakejima, Japan, but a torpedo fault prevented it from sinking. Six torpedoes were expended during this attack. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
  • Vice Admiral Masakuni Yamagata was named the commanding officer of Takao Guard District in southern Taiwan. ww2dbase [Main Article | 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 [Main Article | CPC]
United States
  • While under construction, Shamrock Bay's hull number changed from ACV-84 to CVE-84. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The work to extend HMCS Trillium's forecastle at Boston Navy Yard, Massachusetts, United States was completed. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
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 1943Subhash Chandra Bose and Hideki Tojo, Tokyo, Japan, 10 Jun 1943SNJ Texan aircraft having just landed on USS Sable, Lake Michigan, United States, 10 Jun 1943
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10 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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"With Germany arming at breakneck speed, England lost in a pacifist dream, France corrupt and torn by dissension, America remote and indifferent... do you not tremble for your children?"

Winston Churchill, 1935