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8 Nov 1943
  • The British began an inquiry to see if intelligence collected really suggested the existence of German rockets. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • USS Scorpion unsuccessfully attacked a Japanese Q-ship with three torpedoes in the Mariana Islands. ww2dbase [Scorpion | CPC]
  • Commander Shunsaku Ikeda was made the commanding officer of Tanikaze. ww2dbase [Tanikaze | CPC]
  • USS Bailey put to sea for two days for landing exercises on another part of Efate Island. ww2dbase [Bailey | DS]
  • Oberleutnant zur See Harald Lange assumed command of German Type IXC U-Boat U-505 at Lorient, France. ww2dbase [U-505 | Loirent, Bretagne | DS]
French Syria and Lebanon
  • Lebanon gained independence from France. ww2dbase [Lebanon | CPC]
  • Otto W√ľnsche was commissioned into service. ww2dbase [Otto W√ľnsche | CPC]
  • Gato-class submarine USS Silversides arrived at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii concluding her seventh war patrol. Her commanding officer, LtCdr J.S. Coye, received the Navy Cross for his actions during this patrol. ww2dbase [Silversides | Pearl Harbor, Oahu | DS]
  • Aichi held the first test flight of the submarine-borne attack aircraft M6A1 Seiran over Ise Bay. Lieutenant Commander Tadashi Funada was the chief test pilot. The test was a failure due to a non-responsive horizontal tail stabilizer, but it nevertheless generated much interest with the Japanese naval leadership. ww2dbase [M6A Seiran | Ise Bay | CPC]
Pacific Ocean
  • USS Bluefish attacked a Japanese convoy in the South China Sea, sinking two tankers and damaging several other ships; she expended 18 torpedoes in this series of attacks, 13 of which made hits. ww2dbase [Bluefish | South China Sea | CPC]
United States Photo(s) dated 8 Nov 1943
German paratroopers with an 8.8 cm FlaK anti-tank gun in a town in Southern Italy, 8 Nov 1943Photo of the 130 survivors of destroyer USS Borie on the flight deck of USS Card following a memorial service for the 27 shipmates lost in the sinking 2 Nov 1943 (photo about 8 Nov 1943).

8 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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