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29 Sep 1943
  • USS Snook damaged a Japanese craft with her deck gun. ww2dbase [Snook | CPC]
  • Lord Gort participated in the Italian surrender ceremony in Valetta harbor in Italy. ww2dbase [John Vereker | CPC]
  • The minesweeper USS Aspire was transferred to the Soviet Union under the Lend-Lease act. ww2dbase [AC]
Dutch East Indies
  • Japanese hospital ship Hikawa Maru arrived at Balikpapan, Dutch Borneo. ww2dbase [Hikawa Maru | CPC]
Hawaii Italy
  • Allied troops captured Pompeii, Italy. Meanwhile, Marshal Badoglio met with General Eisenhower aboard HMS Nelson to sign the armistice and to discuss further plans for the war. ww2dbase [Operation Avalanche | TH]
  • Italian resistance fighters and German occupation troops clashed in the Giuseppe Mazzini Square (where a German tank fired on the Italians), the Ponticelli district, the Capodichino military airfield, the Piazza Ottocalli square, and other locations in Naples, Italy. As the scale of the uprising continued to grow, Colonel Walter Schöll began negotiating with some of the Italian leaders, using captured resistance fighters as collateral. ww2dbase [Naples Uprising | CPC]
Japan
  • The keel of I-403 was laid down by Kawasaki Heavy Industries at Kobe, Japan; the project would soon be canceled, however. ww2dbase [I-400-class | CPC]
  • USS Harder damaged a Japanese armed trawler off Japan with her deck gun. ww2dbase [Harder | CPC]
Marshall Islands
  • Naka departed Jaluit Atoll, Marshall Islands. ww2dbase [Naka | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 29 Sep 1943
Supply ship SS Nira Luckenbach, submarine tenders Bushnell and Sperry, and submarines Sunfish, Haddock, Tarpon, Seahorse, and Swordfish at the submarine base piers on Sand Island, Midway Atoll, 29 Sep 1943.

29 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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