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10 Nov 1943
  • Soviet troops broke through German lines near Gomel, Byelorussia. ww2dbase [TH]
  • Joseph Stilwell's command in the China-Burma-India theater reported to the US War Department that railway experts and troops had been sent to India to assist in defense and operations. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • USS Yorktown (Essex-class) departed Pearl Harbor, Hawaii in company with the Fast Carrier Forces to participate in her first major assault operation, the occupation of certain of the Gilbert Islands. ww2dbase [J. J. Clark | Yorktown (Essex-class) | Pearl Harbor, Oahu | DS]
  • The keel of landing ship No. 128 was laid down by Kawanami Kogyo. ww2dbase [No. 101/103-class | CPC]
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  • The day after arriving at Norfolk, Virginia, escort carrier USS Card received a delegation of dignitaries including seven flag officers: Admiral Royal Ingersoll (Commander in Chief Atlantic Fleet), Vice Admiral Patrick Bellinger (Commander for Air, Atlantic Fleet), Vice Admiral Alexander Sharp (Commander of Service Forces, Atlantic Fleet), Rear Admiral Walter Kilpatrick (Chief of Staff to Commander Atlantic Fleet), Rear Admiral David LeBretan (Commandant 5th Naval District), Rear Admiral Gerald Bogan (Commander Fleet Air, Norfolk), and Rear Admiral Calvin Durgin (Commander Fleet Air, Quonset). In a mere 40 minutes aboard the ship, the following award presentations were made: Captain Arnold Isbell (Commanding Officer USS Card and Commander Task Group 21.14) received the Navy Distinguished Service Medal; Lieutenant Commanders Herbert Hill (Commanding Officer USS Barry), Hinton Smith (Commanding Officer USS Goff), and Howard Avery (Commanding Officer Composite Squadron VC-9) received the Legion of Merit; Lieutenant Charles Hutchins (Commanding Officer USS Borie) received the Navy Cross; and a Presidential Unit Citation was awarded to USS Card, USS Barry, USS Borie, USS Goff, Composite Squadron VC-1, Composite Squadron VC-9, and all men who served in these elements during the Task Group 21.14 operations. LtCdr Avery would also receive the Navy Cross and the Distinguished Flying Cross for later actions while commanding VC-9 from USS Card. Further, Squadron VC-9, all ships of the task group, and all men therein during this sortie were authorized to wear Battle Star E211 on their European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Ribbon. ww2dbase [Norfolk Navy Yard | Card | Conclusion of the Battle of the Atlantic | Norfolk, Virginia | DS]
US Pacific Islands Photo(s) dated 10 Nov 1943
Members of the Commonwealth War Cabinet meeting in the War Cabinet Room, 1st Floor A Block New Wing, Victoria Barracks, Melbourne, Australia, 10 Nov 1943; L to R: Curtin, Sheddon, Chifley, Makin, Drakeford, and DedmanLieutenant Commander Roy Davenport posing beside USS HaddockText of the Presidential Unit Citation awarded to the ships and men of USS Card, Barry, Borie, Goff, and air units Composite Squadrons One and Nine for actions against German submarines in 1943.Ensign Byron Johnson
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Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
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