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11 Dec 1943 Australia
  • USS Ray departed Fremantle, Australia for her second war patrol. ww2dbase [Ray | CPC]
Australian Papua
  • 65th Bomb Squadron (flying B-24 aircraft) of USAAF 43rd Bomb Group and 80th Fighter Squadron (flying P-38 aircraft) of USAAF 8th Fighter Group were transferred from Port Moresby to Dobodura Airfield, Australian Papua. ww2dbase [Dobodura Airfield | CPC]
Hawaii Italy
  • The Canadian attack in "The Gully" region in Italy was met with resistance, suffering heavy casualties. ww2dbase [Advance to the Gustav Line | CPC]
Pacific Ocean
  • USS Pompon sank two small Japanese boats in the South China Sea with her deck gun. ww2dbase [Pompon | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 11 Dec 1943
US Navy Rear Admiral Aaron S. Merrill receiving the Navy Cross award from Vice Admiral Aubrey W. Fitch on the after deck of USS Montpelier, Tulagi Harbor, Solomon Islands, 11 Dec 1943

11 Dec 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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