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10 Sep 1943
  • After no report since 27 Jul 1943, the Japanese Navy presumed I-168 lost. ww2dbase [I-68/I-168 | CPC]
  • Soviet troops launched the Second Taman Offensive Operation in the Caucasus region of southern Russia, penetrating the defensive Blue Line. ww2dbase [Caucasus Campaign | TH]
  • Joseph Goebbels visited Adolf Hitler at Rastenburg, East Prussia, Germany, noting that he and Adolf Hitler had a conversation about the possibility of negotiating peace with either the Western Allies or with the Soviet Union in order to focus on the other. At the urging of Goebbels, in order to prevent the damaged morale from fermenting subversive activities, Hitler gave a radio address to motivate the German people. ww2dbase [Joseph Goebbels | CPC]
  • Elisabeth von Thadden hosted a birthday tea party in Heidelberg, Germany for members of the anti-Hitler Solf Circle. Unbeknownst to the party attenders, one of the guests, Paul Reckzeh, was a spy for the Gestapo. Almost all members were arrested and killed as the direct result of the intelligence Reckzeh gathered at this party. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • USS Bailey arrived at San Diego, California. ww2dbase [Bailey | DS]
  • USS Nicholas departed Nouméa, New Caledonia bound for Milne Bay, New Guinea. ww2dbase [Nicholas | DS]
  • USS S-41 fired a torpedo at a Japanese transport in the Sea of Okhotsk; the torpedo missed. ww2dbase [S-41 | Sea of Okhotsk | CPC]
  • Douglas MacArthur met with Rear Admiral Robert Carney and Colonel William Riley at Brisbane, Australia regarding attacks on Rabaul in New Britain, Bougainville in Solomon Islands, and Treasury Islands near Bougainville. ww2dbase [Douglas MacArthur | Brisbane, Queensland | CPC]
Caroline Islands
  • Naka arrived at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Naka | Truk | CPC]
Dutch East Indies
  • The Japanese Navy turned over the Italian transport submarine Comandante Cappellini, captured at Sabang, Sumatra, Dutch East Indies on the previous day, to Germany. ww2dbase [Comandante Cappellini | Sabang, Sumatra | CPC]
France Hawaii
  • Barbers Point Naval Air Station: Cold storage building and equipment turned over to station. More of Air Group 16 on board. Part of Torpedo Squadron 16 (VT-16) departed. Part of Bombing Squadron 16 (VB-16) departed. ww2dbase [Barbers Point Naval Air Station | Ewa, Oahu | DS]
  • By dawn, British 4th Parachute Brigade had reached Massafra, Italy 20 kilometers northwest of Taranto. Just outside of Taranto harbor, HMS Abdiel struck a mine and sank; 168 were killed. Further north, German troops captured Rome; the Germans suffered 619 casualties, and the Italians 1,295. ww2dbase [Operation Avalanche | TH, CPC]
  • A group of civilians blocked a German military vehicular column in Naples, Italy; in the subsequent clash, six German servicemen were killed. German troops fired on a group of civilians at the Biblioteca Nazionale Vittorio Emanuele III (Vittorio Emanuele III National Library) in retaliation. ww2dbase [Naples Uprising | Napoli, Campania | CPC]
  • Captain Shiro Shibuya was named the commanding officer of Nachi while the ship was at Paramushiro (Paramushir), Kurile Islands. ww2dbase [Nachi | Paramushiro, Hokkaido | CPC]
  • Aquila VI was commissioned into the German Navy as UIT-25 at Singapore. ww2dbase [Luigi Torelli | Singapore | CPC]
United Kingdom United States
  • John Basilone participated in a bond tour event in Jersey City, New Jersey, United States. ww2dbase [John Basilone | Jersey City, New Jersey | CPC]
  • USS Kimberly departed Norfolk, Virginia, United States. ww2dbase [Kimberly | Norfolk, Virginia | CPC]
  • Escort carrier USS Card and her task group arrived at Norfolk, Virginia at the conclusion of their Atlantic anti-submarine voyage. Composite Squadron VC-1 disembarked Card and transferred to Norfolk Naval Air Station. Squadron VC-1, all ships of the task group, and all men therein were authorized to wear Battle Star A204 on their American Campaign Ribbon. ww2dbase [Norfolk Navy Yard | Card | Norfolk, Virginia | DS]
Photo(s) dated 10 Sep 1943
Valiant led the line as the Italian fleet steamed into Malta, under the terms of the Italian Armistice, 10 Sep 1943; note WarspiteUnloading equipment on a beach near Salerno, Italy, Sep 1943Baltimore off Boston Navy Yard, Massachusetts, United States, 10 Sep 1943; note two OS2U Kingfisher floatplanes on catapults

10 Sep 1943 Interactive Map

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
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