4 Oct 1943
  • Construction began for the first nuclear reactor at the Hanford Site of the Manhattan Project in Washington, United States. [Main Article | CPC]
  • German forces captured Kos in the Dodecanese Islands. [Main Article | TH]
  • The French occupation of Corsica was completed. [TH]
  • Heinrich Himmler talked openly about the Final Solution at a meeting in Posen, Reichsgau Wartheland, Germany (now Poznan, Poland), noting that he cared little about the livelihood of Czechoslovakians, Russians, and other peoples in occupied Eastern Europe since the conquered people were mere slaves to Germany. He warned his lieutenant, however, that this task would not be written in history despite its importance in German history. [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Flying Fish departed Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii for her seventh war patrol with Lieutenant Commander Glynn Donaho in command.  [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
  • Barbers Point Naval Air Station: Officers and men of ACORN-14 arrived on board. Ten men of ARGUS-12 arrived on board. [Main Article | DS]
  • German 16th Panzer Division attacked the newly gained bridgehead on the Biferno River near Termoli, Italy on the eastern end of the Volturno Line. [Main Article | CPC]
Japan US Pacific Islands Photo(s) dated 4 Oct 1943
German Army General Kurt Schmidt at his son GŁnter Werner Schmidt

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

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