9 Sep 1943
  • Tirpitz arrived at Kåfjord, Norway. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The US submarine Grayling was missing, presumed rammed and sunk by a Japanese vessel, whilst on patrol off Manila, Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
  • The British Ventura bombers flew their last bombing mission; they would soon be replaced by Mosquito aircraft. This last mission was flown by crews of the No. 21 Squadron RAF. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Australia
  • USS Bluefish departed Brisbane, Australia for her first war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Greece
  • Hubert Lanz was given command of XXII Gebirgskorps in Greece. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Hawaii
  • USS Yorktown (Essex-class) stood out of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii bound for the west coast of the United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | DS]
  • Barbers Point Naval Air Station: More of Air Group 5 on board. ww2dbase [Main Article | DS]
Italy
  • US B-26 Marauder bomber attacked Scanzano Jonico, Italy, 50 kilometers southwest of Taranto. At Taranto, four British cruisers disembarked troops of British 1st Airborne Division, taking the port city with Italian cooperation; the British troops began marching inland after sundown. To the west, the main Allied assault on Italy, Operation Avalanche, began with the landing of two British divisions and one American division at Salerno; the British troops pushed 8 to 11 kilometers inland, which the Americans held on to a precarious beachhead. To the north, German troops disarmed their former Italian allies and classified them as prisoners of war while a new Fascist Anti-Badoglio government was formed. Italian leaders King Vittorio Emanuele III, the queen, Pietro Badoglio, Vittorio Ambrosio, and others fled Rome eastward, then turned south toward Brindisi. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH, CPC]
  • Small scale clashes took place between Italian civilians and policemen and German troops. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Japan Marshall Islands Pacific Ocean
  • USS Permit damaged a Japanese transport between Kwajalein Atoll and Wotje Atoll, Marshall Islands, hitting her with 1 of 3 torpedoes fired. A Japanese aircraft spotted USS Permit and attacked with depth charges; USS Permit escaped unscathed. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Poland
  • 5,006 Jews from the Theresienstadt ghetto in Czechoslovakia arrived at the newly created Familienlager-Theresienstadt family camp in sector BIIb of Auschwitz II-Birkenau Concentration Camp in Poland. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
United States
  • John Basilone participated in a bond tour event in Newark, New Jersey, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 9 Sep 1943
Light cruiser Philadelphia and a motor minesweeper making a smoke screen to cover the landing area from German air attack, Salerno, Italy, 9 Sep 1943Eleanor Roosevelt arriving in Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia, 9 Sep 1943, welcomed by Lieutenant General Robert Eichelberger and other officersMap depicting Operation Avalanche against mainland Italy, 9 Sep 1943Explosion aboard Roma, Strait of Bonifacio between the Mediterranean Sea and the Tyrrhenian Sea, 9 Sep 1943, photo 1 of 2
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Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis

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