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6 Dec 1943
  • USS Wake Island departed waters off Bremerton, Washington, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The Italian royal government in Southern Italy disbanded the Milizia Volontaria Sicurezza Nazionale (National Security Volunteer Militia), an organization formed by the previous government under Mussolini. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Soviet troops reached Yeysk in southern Russia on the Sea of Rostov, cutting off German Armeegruppe A. ww2dbase [TH]
  • John Basilone arrived in New York, New York, United States and prepared for the bond drive event that was to take place on the following day, which was the anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Joseph Stilwell met with Franklin Roosevelt in Cairo, Egypt and discussed the war in China. Stilwell noted that he was growing sick of Roosevelt's politicking. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Major-General George Philip Bradley Roberts assumed command of British 11th Armoured Division, superseding Major-General Brocas Burrows who had moved to General Officer West Africa Command. ww2dbase [AC]
China
  • Milton Miles was fired from the OSS by William Donovan in person in Chongqing, China. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • William Donovan arrived in Chongqing, China and met with Dai Li, informing Dai that OSS agents would operate in China with or without Dai's cooperation. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Italy
  • US Fifth Army captured Monte Carnino, Italy. Canadian troops attacked San Leonardo and San Donato, Italy, but would fail to take the town. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH, CPC]
Russia
  • The last of the German operatives working with Chechen rebels was captured by Soviet troops. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United States
  • USS Wahoo was struck from the US Navy Register. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]

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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