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21 Oct 1943
  • The keel of submarine Bugara was laid down. ww2dbase [Bugara | CPC]
  • Captain Minegoro Kameyama was named the commanding officer of repair ship Akashi. ww2dbase [Akashi | CPC]
Australian Papua
  • Destroyer USS Shaw arrived at Milne Bay, New Guinea. ww2dbase [Shaw | Milne Bay | DS]
British Western Pacific Territories
  • The personnel of US Marine Corps squadron VMF-214 was moved to the Russell Islands. ww2dbase [Russell Islands | CPC]
  • US Army Air Forces 75th Bombardment Squadron of 42nd Bombardment Group, equipped with B-25 medium bombers, was transferred out of Henderson Field on Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands. ww2dbase [Henderson Field | Lunga Point, Guadalcanal | CPC]
China
  • Naka departed Shanghai, China with 485 troops of Japanese 17th Division. ww2dbase [Naka | Shanghai | CPC]
French Indochina Japan
  • The keel of landing ship No. 127 was laid down by Kawanami Kogyo. ww2dbase [No. 101/103-class | CPC]
Poland United Kingdom
  • Dudley Pound passed away from brain tumor at the Royal Masonic Hospital in London, England, United Kingdom. ww2dbase [Dudley Pound | London, England | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 21 Oct 1943
WAVES personnel serving as cheerleaders for the football team of Naval Air Station, Ottumwa, Iowa, United States, 21 Oct 1943. L to R: Virginia Gervais, Dorothy Nicoll, Mary Kneller, and Nancy Lanford

21 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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