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4 Aug 1943 British Western Pacific Territories
  • US Marine Corps squadron VMF-214, flying Corsair fighters, provided top cover for another squadron's strafing mission against the Japanese anchorage at Faisi, Shortland Islands, Solomon Islands. VMF-214 pilots claimed 3 Japanese aircraft shot down plus 2 probables. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • In Operation BG 7, Italian auxiliary ship Olterra launched three manned torpedoes against Gibraltar, sinking three cargo ships. ww2dbase [CPC]
Hawaii Italy
  • Allied bombers attacked Naples, Italy, killing many civilians. ww2dbase [Naples Uprising | CPC]
  • Otto Skorzeny learned from the German Police Attaché that Benito Mussolini had been transported in an ambulance from the Royal Palace in Rome, Italy to one of the carabinieri barracks in Rome back on 25 Jul 1943. ww2dbase [Joachim von Ribbentrop | CPC]
  • Captain Shinshiro Soma was named the commanding officer of Settsu. ww2dbase [Settsu | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • Orde Wingate arrived in London, England, United Kingdom and was told that he would accompany Winston Churchill to Canada. ww2dbase [Orde Wingate | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 4 Aug 1943
Soviet infantry advancing behind T-34 tanks during the Battle of Orel, Russia, early Aug 1943Aerial view of USS New Jersey, 4 Aug 1943; photo taken by Utility Squadron Four, US Navy Aircraft Atlantic Fleet

4 Aug 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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"No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. You win the war by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country!"

George Patton, 31 May 1944