2 Oct 1943
  • USS Cod arrived at Brisbane, Australia. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Eight of the ten sections of USS ABSD-1 arrived at Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Orders were given by the German government to deport Danish Jews to concentration camps. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • RAF aircraft bombed München, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
  • Louis Mountbatten departed Northolt, England, United Kingdom. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Dutch East Indies Germany
  • Ar 234V-2 jet bomber suffered a fire in its wing and crashed at Rheine Airfield north of Munster, Germany, killing test pilot Flugkapitän Selle. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Italy
  • British commandos landed near Termoli, Italy. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH, CPC]
United Kingdom
  • Winston Churchill cabled Chiang Kaishek, informing the Chinese leader that Louis Mountbatten would soon be dispatched to Chinese to discuss an Anglo-American-Chinese joint offensive against Japanese forces in Burma. This followed another message dated 23 Sep 1943 from King George VI regarding the same topic. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 2 Oct 1943
Heavy cruiser USS Chester emerging from Mare Island Naval Shipyard in California 2 Oct 1943 after repairs due to torpedo damage.

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

2 Oct 1943 Interactive Map




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