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6 Nov 1943
  • Quintin Brand retired from the Royal Air Force. ww2dbase [Quintin Brand | CPC]
  • USS Corvina received fuel at Johnston Atoll in the Pacific Ocean. ww2dbase [Corvina | CPC]
  • German 4.Panzerarmee was split into smaller groups near Kiev, Ukraine, but it prevented Soviet troops from breaking the rail link with Army Group Center. ww2dbase [Battle of Kiev | TH]
  • The colonial government of India officially accepted US help with railway defense and operations. ww2dbase [CPC]
Australian New Guinea
  • Naka departed Rabaul, New Britain. ww2dbase [Naka | Rabaul, New Britain | CPC]
  • Atago departed Rabaul, New Britain for Truk, Caroline Islands to receive temporary repairs. ww2dbase [Atago | Rabaul, New Britain | CPC]
  • Mogami departed Rabaul, New Britain for Truk, Caroline Islands to receive temporary repairs. ww2dbase [Mogami | Rabaul, New Britain | CPC]
  • Takao departed Rabaul, New Britain for Truk, Caroline Islands to receive temporary repairs. ww2dbase [Takao | Rabaul, New Britain | CPC]
China Germany
  • German Navy ordered the construction of submarine U-3061. ww2dbase [U-3061 | CPC]
  • German Navy ordered the construction of submarine U-3062. ww2dbase [U-3062 | CPC]
  • German Navy ordered the construction of submarine U-3063. ww2dbase [U-3063 | CPC]
  • German Navy ordered the construction of submarine U-3060. ww2dbase [U-3060 | CPC]
Pacific Ocean
  • USS Haddock fired a total of 14 torpedoes on a convoy in the Pacific Ocean, claiming two oilers sunk with 8 hits, but the Japanese only suffered one oiler, Hoyo Maru, heavily damaged in that area on that date. ww2dbase [Haddock | CPC]
United States
  • Escort carrier Kanalku Bay, still under construction at Vancouver, Washington, United States, was renamed Marcus Island. ww2dbase [Marcus Island | Vancouver, Washington | CPC]
US Pacific Islands Photo(s) dated 6 Nov 1943
José Laurel in Tokyo, Japan, 5-6 Nov 1943

6 Nov 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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