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30 Sep 1943
  • USS Hoe fired 4 torpedoes at a Japanese freighter; all torpedoes missed. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The Soviet Dneiper bridgehead in southern Ukraine expanded to a 300-mile frontage. ww2dbase [TH]
  • On the eve of the Jewish New Year, the Gestapo and Danish Nazi members began rounding up Danish Jews. A Danish businessman passed the news of the operation and passed the information to the Danish resistance, which then arranged fishing boats to ferry a large number of Danish Jews to Sweden. ww2dbase [CPC]
Germany
  • SS-Hauptsturmführer Eduard Weiter was named the commandant of Dachau Concentration Camp in southern Germany, replacing Martin Weiß. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Hawaii
  • Barbers Point Naval Air Station: Composite Squadron 24 (VC-24) on board. ww2dbase [Main Article | DS]
Italy
  • German troops began evacuating Naples, Italy amidst continued fighting, leaving behind a burning city historical archive and many booby traps. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Russia
  • A wolfpack consisted of German submarines U-703, U-601, and U-960 attacked Soviet convoy VA-18 near the Sergey Kirov Islands in the eastern Kara Sea and sank freighter Arhangelsk. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • Carrier Colossus was launched. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United States
  • Former French Ambassador to the United States Gaston Henri-Haye was transferred out of Hotel Hershey in Hershey, Pennsylvania, United States for his next place of internment in Warm Springs, Virginia, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 30 Sep 1943
Escort carrier Taiyo at Yokosuka, Japan, 30 Sep 1943

30 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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