Home Intro People Events Equipment Places Maps Books Photos Videos Other Reference FAQ About

World War II Database

16 Oct 1943
  • More than 1,000 Italian Jews from Rome were sent to Auschwitz Concentration Camp. ww2dbase [Discovery of Concentration Camps and the Holocaust | CPC]
  • As General Nikolai Vatutin started his attack to break out of the Bukrin bridgehead near Kiev, Ukraine, Marshal Ivan Konev attacked to cut off the German 1.Panzer Division on the Dneiper River. ww2dbase [TH]
  • USS Mingo fired a spread of six torpedoes at a Japanese carrier, claiming two hits. ww2dbase [Mingo | CPC]
  • Louis Mountbatten named William Slim the commanding officer of the new 14th Army. ww2dbase [William Slim | CPC]
  • Light carrier Ryuho departed Sama (now Sanya), Hainan, China. ww2dbase [Ryuho | CPC]
  • USS Bailey departed Pearl Harbor bound for Suva, Fiji. ww2dbase [Bailey | DS]
Australian New Guinea Caroline Islands
  • Shokaku arrived at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Shokaku | Truk | CPC]
China Hawaii Iceland
  • USS Ranger and the Royal Navy Home Fleet crossed the Arctic Circle before arriving at Akureyri, Iceland. ww2dbase [Ranger | Akureyri | DS]
United Kingdom
  • The US Ninth Air Force was reformed with its headquarters at RAF Bushey Hall in Watford, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom. It was charged with gaining air superiority and destroying the German Army forces in their front lines as well as their lines of communications. ww2dbase [Watford, England | AC]
United States US Pacific Islands
  • Submarine USS Tinosa arrived at Midway at the end of her third war patrol. For his performance on this patrol, Commander Daspit received the Navy Cross. ww2dbase [Midway Bases | Tinosa | Midway | DS]
Photo(s) dated 16 Oct 1943
B-25D B-25D Sir Andrew Cunningham, Dwight Eisenhower, Henry Hewitt, and Walter Bedell Smith at Allied Forces Headquarters in Hotel St. George, Algiers, Algeria, 16 Oct 1943.

16 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

Did you enjoy this article or find this article helpful? If so, please consider supporting us on Patreon. Even $1 per month will go a long way! Thank you.

Share this article with your friends:


Stay updated with WW2DB:

 RSS Feeds

Change View
Desktop View

Search WW2DB
Random Photograph

Do X aircraft, Jan 1931

Famous WW2 Quote
"An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last."

Winston Churchill

Support Us

Please consider supporting us on Patreon. Even $1 a month will go a long way. Thank you!

Or, please support us by purchasing some WW2DB merchandise at TeeSpring, Thank you!