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10 Oct 1943
  • One of the crewman aboard USS S-28 developed severe appendicitis, causing the submarine to turn toward the Aleutian Islands one day ahead of schedule. ww2dbase [S-28 | CPC]
  • Franco ordered the 250th Spanish "Blue" Division back to Spain from Wehrmacht service. A few thousand disobeyed this order and remain behind attached to either the 121.Infanterie Division or the Waffen-SS. ww2dbase [TH]
  • Light carrier Ryuho arrived at Saeki, Japan. ww2dbase [Ryuho | CPC]
  • U-23 began her twelfth war patrol. ww2dbase [U-23 | CPC]
Australian New Guinea China
  • Chiang Kaishek officially assumed his position as the Chairman of the Nationalist Government, making him the head of state of China. ww2dbase [Chiang Kaishek | CPC]
Dutch East Indies Germany
  • Robert Johnson shot down a German Bf 110 aircraft and a Fw 190 aircraft over M√ľnster, Germany. ww2dbase [Robert Johnson | M√ľnster | CPC]
  • Prince Morihiro married Shigeko, the Princess Teru, the oldest daughter of Emperor Showa. ww2dbase [Morihiro | CPC]
Pacific Ocean
  • USS Grayback damaged a Japanese transport in the Pacific Ocean, hitting her with 1 of 4 torpedoes. ww2dbase [Grayback | CPC]
  • N. A. Rozanov was named the Soviet counterintelligence agency GUKR SMERSH's chief within the 2nd Byelorussian Front. ww2dbase [CPC]
Photo(s) dated 10 Oct 1943
Chiang Kaishek shortly after being sworn in as the Chairman of Nationalist China, 10 Oct 1943; flanking him were Yu Youren, Wu Zhihui, Song Meiling, Sun Ke, and Dai ChuanxianWang Jingwei speaking on the National Day holiday, China, 10 Oct 1943B-24 Liberator bombers of the 494th Bomb Group lined up at Barking Sands Airstrip, Kauai, Hawaii, 10 Oct 1943 just before their move to the Caroline Islands.

10 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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