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22 Sep 1943
  • Operation Source: The first of the charges placed by British midget submarines below German battleship Tirpitz in Norway exploded at 0812 hours. The second explosion took place shortly afterwards. The explosions caused damage to the hull and disabled the turbines, propeller shafts, and the rudder. One sailor was killed and 40 were wounded. ww2dbase [Tirpitz | CPC]
  • USS Hoe damaged a Japanese tanker after hitting her with 2 out of 6 torpedoes fired. ww2dbase [Hoe | CPC]
  • USS Snook sank Japanese cargo ship Katsurahama Maru off Dalian, China with 1 of 4 torpedoes fired. She fired another 8 torpedoes at another ship, but all of them missed. ww2dbase [Snook | CPC]
  • Japanese hospital ship Hikawa Maru departed Davao, Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Hikawa Maru | CPC]
Australian New Guinea Germany
  • Heinrich Prinz zu Sayn-Wittgenstein was presented Oak Leaves to his Knight's Cross by Adolf Hitler at Wolfsschanze near Rastenburg, East Prussia, Germany. ww2dbase [Heinrich | Rastenburg, Ostpreußen | CPC]
  • To outwit the German Luftwaffe's fighter reaction, British RAF Bomber Command launched its first "spoof raid"; the main force attacked Hannover, while a feint heads for OsnabrĂŒck. ww2dbase [Bombing of Hamburg, Dresden, and Other Cities | AC]
  • Z35 was commissioned into service, KorvettenkapitĂ€n Niels BĂ€tge in command. ww2dbase [Z35 | CPC]
  • Z43 was launched by the DeSchiMAG shipyard in Bremen, Germany. ww2dbase [Deutsche Schiff- und Maschinenbau AG | Z43 | Bremen, Weser-Ems | CPC]
  • British 78th Infantry Division began to arrive at Bari, Italy. Elsewhere in Italy, US 3rd Infantry Division captured Acerno. ww2dbase [Operation Avalanche | CPC]
  • German occupation administration in Naples, Italy announced that all men between 18 and 33 years of age were to be sent to labor camps in northern Italy and in Germany. On the same day, Italian resistance fighters captured a stock of weapons and ammunition from a military warehouse in the Vomero district of Naples. ww2dbase [Naples Uprising | Napoli, Campania | CPC]
  • Light carrier Ryuho entered the drydocks at Kure, Japan. ww2dbase [Ryuho | Kure Naval Arsenal | Kure, Hiroshima | CPC]
  • USS Harder attacked a Japanese oiler off Japan; all 3 torpedoes missed. ww2dbase [Harder | CPC]
  • Nachi arrived at Sasebo, Japan for refitting; she would receive a new Type 21 air search radar. ww2dbase [Nachi | Sasebo, Nagasaki | CPC]
  • Marcel Albert, flying a Yak-9 fighter, shot down a Fw 190 aircraft 30 kilometers southeast of Smolensk, Russia. ww2dbase [Marcel Albert | Smolensk | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 22 Sep 1943
WAVES enlisted personnel eating a meal in the United States, 22 Sep 1943A company of African American soldiers of the US Army working at a makeshift office located at an ancient Neptune temple in Italy, 22 Sep 1943German pilots Hartmann Grasser, Heinrich Prinz zu Sayn-Wittgenstein (shaking hands with Hitler), GĂŒnther Rall, and Walter Nowotny with Adolf Hitler at Wolfsschanze, East Prussia, Germany, 22 Sep 1943

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