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8 Sep 1943
  • Operation Sizilien: Tirpitz attacked the Allied base at Spitzbergen. ww2dbase [Tirpitz | CPC]
  • Operation Sizilien: Scharnhorst attacked the Allied base at Spitzbergen. ww2dbase [Scharnhorst | CPC]
  • USS S-28 departed for her seventh war patrol. ww2dbase [S-28 | CPC]
  • Otto Skorzeny conducted a reconnaissance flight in a He 111 aircraft over Campo Imperatore at Gran Sasso in central Italy and spotted a meadow which could be used as a glider landing field. On the return flight, he narrowly escaped from an Allied air attack. ww2dbase [Joachim von Ribbentrop | CPC]
  • ww2dbase [Operation Avalanche | CPC]
  • Garland completed her refitting and returned to service. ww2dbase [Garland | CPC]
Germany
  • Philipp was arrested by the Nazi Party. ww2dbase [Philipp | CPC]
Greece Hawaii Italy
  • The Italians formally announced their unconditional surrender to the Allies, leading to German reserve forces crossing the border into Italy. ww2dbase [Invasion of Sicily and Italy's Surrender | TH]
  • Italian Navy Xa Flottiglia MAS based at La Spezia, Italy under Commander Junio Valerio Borghese reported the strength of 400 men. ww2dbase [Junio Valerio Borghese | CPC]
Marshall Islands
  • Naka arrived at Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands. ww2dbase [Naka | CPC]
Poland Photo(s) dated 8 Sep 1943
A complete jeep was turned out every three minutes at this assembly depot (No. 0-640) in Tidworth, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom, 8 Sep 1943

8 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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