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13 Oct 1943

Alaska
  • USS S-28 arrived at Attu, US Territory of Alaska, ending her seventh war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Australian Papua
  • About 270 Allied aircraft were launched from bases in Australian Papua to attack the Japanese base at Rabaul, New Britain. Poor weather would cause the raid to be canceled. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Dutch East Indies France
  • Noor Inayat Khan was captured by agents of the German Sicherheitsdienst (SD) organization in Paris, France. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Hawaii
  • USS Scorpion departed Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii for her third war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
Italy
  • Marshal Pietro Badoglio's new Italian government announced a declaration of war against Germany. Meanwhile, US Fifth Army crossed the Volturno River in Italy. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
Russia
  • 120,000 Soviet troops moved into the Chechen–Ingush Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic in southern Russia ostensibly to repair roads and bridges but in actuality in preparation to control the local Chechen and Ingush (Ghalghai) population. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Ukraine
  • Red Army units reached Melitopol, Ukraine. ww2dbase [TH]
Photo(s) dated 13 Oct 1943
Badoglio declared war on Germany, 13 Oct 1943; American representative Taylor on left

13 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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