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5 Sep 1943

Australia
  • USS Columbia set sail for Sydney, Australia. ww2dbase [Columbia | CPC]
Australian New Guinea
  • Men of US 503rd Parachute Infantry Regiment conducted an airborne operation at the village of Nadzab west of Lae, Australian Territory of New Guinea. They were supported on the ground by elements of Australian 2/4th Field Regiment. Douglas MacArthur personally observed the operation in a B-17 aircraft. Military engineers immediately began the preparations for the building of an airfield. ww2dbase [New Guinea-Papua Campaign, Phase 3 | Nadzab Airfield | CPC]
Italy United States
  • USS Luce departed New York, New York, United States. ww2dbase [Luce | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 5 Sep 1943
German leaders Albert Speer, Erhard Milch, and Adolf Galland at a conference, possibly reviewing a new aircraft, Germany, 5-7 Sep 1943German leaders Albert Speer and Adolf Galland at a conference, possibly reviewing a new aircraft, Germany, 5-7 Sep 1943United States Army paratroopers dropped from C-47 Skytrains parachuting into Nazdab, New Guinea behind a smoke screen, 5 Sep 1943.Gen Douglas MacArthur shaking the hand of his pilot, Col Harry Hawthorne, after observing the airborne paratroop drop at Nazdab, New Guinea from his B-17F “Talisman.” 5 Sep 1943 photo at 7-Mile Aerodrome, Port Moresby, New Guinea.
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5 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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