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14 Sep 1943
  • USS Seahorse attacked a Japanese tanker in the Palau Islands; all eight torpedoes missed. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • HMS Howe escorted Italian battleship Vittorio Veneto and Italia to Alexandria, Egypt. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • French commandos infiltrated Corsica to aid partisans against the Germans. ww2dbase [TH]
  • Kos Island, Greece was occupied by British Royal Navy Special Boat Service troops. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
  • German troops evacuated Bryansk, Russia. ww2dbase [TH]
British Western Pacific Territories
  • Corsair fighters of US Marine Corps squadron VMF-214 attacked Kahili Airfield on Bougainville, meeting no opposition. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Italy
  • US 180th Infantry Regiment arrived at Paestum in Italy, relieving two battalions of paratroopers of US 82nd Airborne Division; meanwhile, a US airborne battalion was dropped behind German lines nearby in an attempt to take pressure off the Salerno invasion beach. German forces continued the assaults the Allied beachheads, with main pressure placed upon the American sector, but naval gunfire and aerial bombardment gave the defenders enough firepower to hold the lines. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH, CPC]
New Hebrides
  • USS Alabama arrived at Havannah Harbor, Efate Island, New Hebrides Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 14 Sep 1943
LST-1 landing US Army trucks and field guns onto a beach near Salerno, Italy, Sep 1943LST-1 landing troops onto a beach near Salerno, Italy, Sep 1943LCT-222 landed a jeep onto Salerno beach, Italy, Sep 1943; note LST-1 in backgroundLST-1 landing US Army jeeps onto a beach near Salerno, Italy, Sep 1943
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14 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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