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6 Oct 1943
  • Soviet troops captured Nevel, Russia, which was on the boundary shared by German Armeegruppe North and German Armeegruppe Mitte. ww2dbase [TH]
  • Louis Mountbatten arrived in Delhi, India. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Australian New Guinea
  • Lieutenant Kay Klages successfully conducted a photographic reconnaissance mission over Rabaul, New Britain. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Hawaii
  • The first docking at the newly completed Dry Dock No. 4 at Pearl Harbor Navy Yard, US Territory of Hawaii took place. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Italy
  • US Fifth Army captured Capua and Caserta, Italy. The counterattack by German 16th Panzer Division near Termoli, Italy was repulsed by Canadian and British troops. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH, CPC]
Japan United States
  • USS Dorado departed New London, Connecticut, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
US Pacific Islands
  • USS Yorktown (Essex-class) resumed air raids against Wake Island early in the morning and continued them through most of the day. That evening, the task group began its retirement to Hawaii. ww2dbase [Main Article | DS]
Photo(s) dated 6 Oct 1943
New Mexico off the Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington, United States following overhaul, 6 Oct 1943Map depicting the Allied advance north from Salerno, Italy toward Volturno River, 16 Sep-6 Oct 1943USS Langley underway off Cape Henry, Virginia, United States, 6 Oct 1943; note SNJ aircraft on flight deck and K-class airship from Lighter Than Air Squadron ZP-14 overhead.USS Langley underway off Cape Henry, Virginia, United States, 6 Oct 1943; note SNJ aircraft on flight deck
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6 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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