8 Apr 1943
  • The keel of submarine Baya was laid down. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • US President Roosevelt froze wages and prices of utilities in order to prevent inflation. He also banned workers from changing jobs unless the switch would further the war effort. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Caroline Islands
  • USS Tunny patrolled north of West Fayu Island, Caroline Islands. Toward the end of the day she received orders to sail for waters southwest of Truk to intercept a Japanese fleet of unknown composition. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Repair ship Akashi completed the repair work for destroyer Hatsukaze at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
Japan United Kingdom
  • The first modified Lancaster ED765/G ("G" for "Guard" denoting the special security arrangements required) bomber was delivered to the Royal Aircraft Establishment at Farnborough, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom for planned attacks against German dams. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
United States
  • XSB2D-1 prototype aircraft took its first flight. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]

8 Apr 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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