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9 Aug 1943
  • German officer Georg Jantschi voluntarily surrendered to the Soviets. ww2dbase [CPC]
Australian New Guinea
  • A party of German officers departed Rabaul, New Britain. They had inspected Japanese facilities and spoke to American prisoners of war prior to their departure. ww2dbase [CPC]
British Western Pacific Territories
  • The main body of the Japanese Southeast Detached Force was moved to Kolombangara, New Georgia, Solomon Islands. Elsewhere on New Georgia, the two groups of the American New Georgia Occupation Force (Northern Landing Group and Southern Landing Group) made contact at a roadblock southwest of Triri. Also on New Georgia, a light anti-aircraft artillery battery of the US Marine Corps 11th Defense Battalion arrived at Enogai. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Winston Churchill arrived at Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada aboard the passenger liner Queen Mary. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Dong Zhao was named the Deputy Commander of the Border Region of Shanxi, Shaanxi, and Suiyuan under General Deng Baoshan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Barbers Point Naval Air Station: Part of Fighting Squadron 23 (VF-23; Model F6F-3) on board. SBD-5's and TBF-1's of Air Group 23 on board. ww2dbase [Main Article | DS]
  • Nobutake Kondo was appointed to the Japanese Supreme War Council. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United States US Pacific Islands Photo(s) dated 9 Aug 1943
US Army Private First Class Harvey White administering plasma to wounded Private Roy Humphrey, Sicily, Italy, 9 Aug 1943M.19 Master II aircraft at RAF Bodney, England, United Kingdom, 9 Aug 1943United States Navy sub chaser SC-1075 on the Delaware River, 9 Aug 1943. Note Mousetrap anti-submarine rocket rails on the foredeck, 20mm Oerlikon ant-aircraft guns, and side-dropping depth charge racks.

9 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