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2 Oct 1943
  • USS Cod arrived at Brisbane, Australia. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Eight of the ten sections of USS ABSD-1 arrived at Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Orders were given by the German government to deport Danish Jews to concentration camps. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • RAF aircraft bombed München, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
  • Louis Mountbatten departed Northolt, England, United Kingdom. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Algeria
  • USS Ancon arrived at Algiers, French Algeria. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Dutch East Indies Germany
  • Ar 234V-2 jet bomber suffered a fire in its wing and crashed at Rheine Airfield north of Munster, Germany, killing test pilot Flugkapitän Selle. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Italy
  • British commandos landed near Termoli, Italy. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH, CPC]
United Kingdom
  • Winston Churchill cabled Chiang Kaishek, informing the Chinese leader that Louis Mountbatten would soon be dispatched to Chinese to discuss an Anglo-American-Chinese joint offensive against Japanese forces in Burma. This followed another message dated 23 Sep 1943 from King George VI regarding the same topic. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 2 Oct 1943
Heavy cruiser USS Chester emerging from Mare Island Naval Shipyard in California 2 Oct 1943 after repairs due to torpedo damage.

2 Oct 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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Famous WW2 Quote
"All right, they're on our left, they're on our right, they're in front of us, they're behind us... they can't get away this time."

Lt. Gen. Lewis B. "Chesty" Puller, at Guadalcanal