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11 Oct 1943
  • Light carrier Ryuho departed Saeki, Japan for Singapore. ww2dbase [Ryuho | CPC]
  • USS Skipjack attacked a Japanese transport in the North Pacific; all four torpedoes missed. ww2dbase [Skipjack | CPC]
Australian New Guinea Australian Papua
  • 13 Beaufighter aircraft of 30 Squadron RAAF from Goodenough Island and 2 squadrons of US 38th Bomb Group arrived at Dobodura Airfield in Australian Squadron in preparation of a planned strike on Rabaul, New Britain on the next day. ww2dbase [New Guinea-Papua Campaign, Phase 3 | Dobodura Airfield | Dobodura | CPC]
Caroline Islands
  • Naka departed Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Naka | Truk | CPC]
Dutch East Indies Germany
  • U-821 was commissioned into service with Ludwig Fabricius in command; she was assigned to the 4th Submarine Flotilla. ww2dbase [U-821 | CPC]
Hawaii Pacific Ocean
  • USS Wahoo was sunk by Japanese anti-submarine aircraft in Soya Strait (La Pérouse Strait) between Hokkaido and Karafuto (Sakhalin), Japan. All aboard, including commanding officer Dudley Morton, were killed. ww2dbase [Dudley Morton | Wahoo | Soya Strait | CPC]
  • Vern Skjonsby was killed aboard USS Wahoo when the submarine was sunk by Japanese aircraft in the La Pérouse Strait north of Hokkaido, Japan. ww2dbase [Verne Skjonsby | La Pérouse Strait | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 11 Oct 1943
FM-1 aircraft having crashed into several TBF aircraft while landing on the flight deck of USS Coral Sea, 11 Oct 1943, photo 1 of 3FM-1 aircraft having crashed into several TBF aircraft while landing on the flight deck of USS Coral Sea, 11 Oct 1943, photo 2 of 3FM-1 aircraft having crashed into several TBF aircraft while landing on the flight deck of USS Coral Sea, 11 Oct 1943, photo 3 of 3

11 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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