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1 Sep 1943
  • USS Snook performed lifeguard duty for carrier aircraft airmen. ww2dbase [Snook | CPC]
  • Chinese General He Yingqin tentatively planned to organize 45 divisions stationed in southern China into a cohesive force, Zebra Force, which Joseph Stilwell wished to establish. ww2dbase [Joseph Stilwell | CPC]
  • Rudolf von Schmettow was made the military governor of the Channel Islands for the second time, succeeding Erich Müller. ww2dbase [CPC]
Australia Germany Hawaii Italy Japan Lithuania
  • German and Estonian police surrounded the Vilna ghetto in Lithuania and began deporting Jews to forced labor camps in Estonia. The underground United Partisan Organization (FPO) issued a manifesto urging the ghetto residents to resist. After an abortive clash between the FPO and German forces, the Judenrat Chairman Jacob Gens reached an agreement with the Germans to fill the required deportee quota, 5,000 Jews,in exchange for the withdraw of German forces from the ghetto. A small number of Jews were able to escape the ghetto during the failed clash; some of them joined nearby resistance groups. ww2dbase [Vilnius | CPC]
Mariana Islands
  • Japanese 21st Air Flotilla at Saipan, Mariana Islands was disbanded. Its two air groups, Air Group 253 (fighters) and Air Group 751 (medium bombers) were reassigned to Rabaul, New Britain. ww2dbase [Saipan | CPC]
New Zealand Russia
  • Marcel Albert, flying a Yak-9 fighter, shot down a Fw 190 aircraft over Yelnya, Smolensk, Russia. ww2dbase [Marcel Albert | Yelnya, Smolensk | CPC]
Vatican City
  • Pope Pius XII, in a broadcast to the world, made an appeal for peace. ww2dbase [Pius XII | AC]
Photo(s) dated 1 Sep 1943
WAVES personnel playing Russian mother and children looking at a destroyed home, Russia, 1 Sep 1943

1 Sep 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