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29 Oct 1943
  • USS Seahorse sank a small Japanese vessel with her deck gun south of Japan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Spanish volunteers from the recently disbanded German 250th Infantry Division began to arrive in Spain. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Colonel General Hans-Valentin Hube replaced Eberhard von Mackensen as the commander of the German 1.Panzerarmee. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Merrill's Marauders, or officially US Army 5307th Composite Unit (provisional), began to arrive in Bombay, India; the unit was being transferred to the Allied South East Asia Command. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • US Task Force 38 sortied from Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides in support of the Bouganville, Solomon Islands invasion. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Australian New Guinea
  • B-24 bombers, escorted by P-38 fighters, attacked Vunakanau Airfield at Rabaul, New Britain. 72 A6M fighters rose to defend. The Japanese lost at least 7 fighters in combat. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Australian Papua
  • 63rd Bomb Sauadron (flying B-24 aircraft) of USAAF 43rd Bomb Group was transferred from Port Moresby to Dobodura Airfield, Australian Papua. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
British Western Pacific Territories
  • US Marine Corps squadron VMTB-233, equipped with SBD dive bombers and TBF torpedo bombers, was transferred out of Henderson Field on Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Hong Kong
  • Seven internees of the Stanley Internment Camp in Hong Kong were executed by the Japanese administration for their secret possession a radio transmitter. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Japan Singapore Taiwan
  • Lieutenant General Shinpachi Kondo was named the chief of staff of the Taiwan Army. ww2dbase [CPC]
Photo(s) dated 29 Oct 1943
US Navy Signalman 2nd Class Kenneth Mitchell of battleship Colorado sending a message with semaphore flags, 29 Oct 1943; Signalman 3rd Class John Wilson on telescopeUSS Alabama firing in exercise somewhere in the South Pacific, 29 Oct 1943; note secondary guns of USS South Dakota in foregroundEarly model Mark XIII torpedo after bodies (motors & guidance) on the deck of escort carrier USS Copahee upon delivery to Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii, 29 Oct 1943.United States Coast Guardsmen assist in the recovery of a damaged PB2Y Coronado that partially capsized after losing a wing float on landing in Jamaica Bay, New York, United States, 29 Oct 1943

29 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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"With Germany arming at breakneck speed, England lost in a pacifist dream, France corrupt and torn by dissension, America remote and indifferent... do you not tremble for your children?"

Winston Churchill, 1935