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30 Aug 1943
  • Danish Prime Minister Erik Scavenius refused to work for the German occupation. ww2dbase [Erik Scavenius | TH]
  • Germans evacuated Taganrog, Russia. ww2dbase [TH]
  • HMCS Haida (G63) was commissioned into service with Commander H. C. DeWolf in command. ww2dbase [AC]
  • USS Snook arrived in the Marcus Island area and a conducted photograph reconnaissance mission. ww2dbase [Snook | CPC]
  • Light carrier Ryuho disembarked the air group originally from carrier Hiyo as Hiyo's repairs were completed. ww2dbase [Ryuho | CPC]
  • Destroyers USS Nicholas, USS Chevalier, and USS O’Bannon escorting a convoy arrived at Nouméa, New Caledonia. ww2dbase [Nicholas | DS]
Australian Papua
  • 8th Fighter Squadron (both flying P-40 aircraft) of USAAF 49th Fighter Group was transferred out of Port Moresby to Dobodura Airfield, Australian Papua. ww2dbase [Dobodura Airfield | Dobodura | CPC]
Hawaii Italy Netherlands Pacific Ocean
  • Gato-class submarine USS Silversides fired six torpedoes at a medium sized Japanese transport between Rabaul and Truk. Four torpedo tracks were clearly seen to go under the ship and the other two also missed. ww2dbase [Silversides | DS]
United States Photo(s) dated 30 Aug 1943
US Secretary of Navy Frank Knox and wife Annie Reid Knox at the christening ceremony of USS Hornet, Newport News shipyard, Newport News, Virginia, United States, 30 Aug 1943Montgomery and Eisenhower inspecting enemy installations across the Strait of Messina from Sicily, 30 Aug 1943Minneapolis at Mare Island Navy Yard, California, US upon completion of overhaul and repairs, 30 Aug 1943; note SK-1 radar and gun directors on foremast and bridge, and fake windows pilothouse

30 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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