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4 Nov 1943

Australian New Guinea British Western Pacific Territories
  • William Halsey ordered US Task Force 38, currently refueling in the Indispensable Reefs anchorage south of Rennell Island of the Solomon Islands from the 21,000-ton tanker Kankakee, to attack Japanese Cruiser Division 4, which was approaching Rabaul, New Britain. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Corvina departed Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii for her first and only war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
  • In Italy, US Fifth Army captured Isernia and joined with British Eighth Army moving up from Foggia. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
  • Commander Junio Valerio Borghese was named the Deputy Chief of the Naval Staff of the Italian Navy, in charge of operations. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Japan United Kingdom
  • The ground echelon of USAAF 354th Fighter Group arrived in England, United Kingdom; their P-51B Mustang fighters were still in transit. ww2dbase [CPC]
United States
  • Johannes Kunze, a prisoner at Camp Tonkawa in Tonkawa, Oklahoma, United States, was discovered by fellow prisoners to be a spy working for the American guards. Kunze was beaten to death. Prisoner Walter Beyer would later be found guilty for the murder and would be executed by hanging in Leavenworth, Kansas, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 4 Nov 1943
WAVES Aviation MachinistCrew of HMS Sunfish practice on the 76-mm (3-in) deck gun while skipper Lt. Hilary John Bartlett watched, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England, UK, 4 Nov 1943Submarine Parche underway, 4 Nov 1943

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Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis

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