6 Aug 1943
  • USS Pollack attacked a Japanese convoy off Kyushu, Japan, damaging one ship with one of six torpedoes fired. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Corvina was commissioned into service with Commander Roderick S. Rooney in command. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Mingo damaged a Japanese freighter, hitting her with one out of four torpedoes fired. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • In the Battle of Vella Gulf in the Solomon Islands, three Japanese destroyers were destroyed, killing 600 sailors and 900 Japanese Army passengers. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
  • After capturing the important town of Troina at Sicily, Italy, Lieutenant General Patton fired both the divisional commander (Major General Allen) and his deputy (Brigadier General Roosevelt) of the US 1st Infantry Division who were responsible for the victory. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
Alaska
  • USS S-35 departed Dutch Harbor, US Territory of Alaska for her seventh war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Australian New Guinea
  • The 10,000-strong Japanese 4th Air Army under Lieutenant General Kumaichi Teramoto arrived at Rabaul, New Britain. ww2dbase [CPC]
British Western Pacific Territories
  • Two divisions of US Marine Corps squadron VMF-214 and two divisions of US Marine Corps squadron VMF-221 escorted a P-38 reconnaissance aircraft over the Shortland Islands. The 16 Corsair fighters shot down five Japanese aircraft, losing one (Bill Blakeslee). ww2dbase [CPC]
Germany
  • German SS-Hauptsturmführer Hans Aumeier gave his subordinates time off from 1300 hours on 7 Aug 1945 to end of the day of 8 Aug 1945 to recognize the work his men accomplished during the liquidation of the Jewish ghettos in Bedzin and Sosnowiec in the Silesia region of Germany (occupied Poland). ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Russia
  • Soviet troops engaged the German 4th Panzerarmee headquarters unit at Bogodukhov, Russia. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
US Pacific Islands
  • USS Wahoo arrived at Midway Atoll, refueled, and then departed for her sixth war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 6 Aug 1943
Japanese-American recruit of US 442nd Regimental Combat Team taking cover during field exercises at Camp Shelby, Mississippi, United States, 6 Aug 1943155mm Gun M1 arriving by rail at Hampton Roads Port of Embarkation, Newport News, Virginia, United States, 6 Aug 1943

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis

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