10 Apr 1943
  • The Allied continued Operation Flax offensives over the waters between Sicily, Italy and Tunisia, Italian North Africa, destroying many Axis transport aircraft and fighters. On the ground, British troops captured Sfax, Tunisia. ww2dbase [Conclusion of the Desert War | CPC]
  • 84 American B-24 bombers attacked Sardinia, Italy, sinking one cruiser and damaging another. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Destroyer Yukikaze made a troop transport run to Finschhafen, New Guinea, Dutch East Indies; the mission was aborted due to US air attacks. ww2dbase [Yukikaze | CPC]
  • Frederick Aikman shot down a German Bf 109G aircraft. ww2dbase [Frederick Aikman | CPC]
  • Cruisers USS Honolulu, USS Nashville, USS Helena, and USS St. Louis with destroyers USS Nicholas, USS O’Bannon, USS Radford, USS Jenkins, USS Taylor, USS Strong, USS Fletcher, and USS Chevalier arrived at Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides. ww2dbase [Nicholas | Nashville | St. Louis | Honolulu | Helena (St. Louis-class) | Walden Ainsworth | DS]
Atlantic Ocean
  • Alpino Bagnolini surfaced in the Atlantic Ocean at 1430 hours for radio communications. At 1630 hours, four explosions were heard to the port side, followed by four explosion on the starboard side. Submerging, her crew would soon realize that the intended target was another submarine, and the attacks would continue for some time. She surfaced at 2223 hours, and sighted an aircraft four minutes later; she submerged to avoid detection. ww2dbase [Alpino Bagnolini | CPC]
Australian Papua
  • 8th Bomb Squadron (flying A-20 aircraft) of USAAF 3rd Bombardment Group was transferred from Port Moresby to Dobodura Airfield, Australian Papua. ww2dbase [Dobodura Airfield | Dobodura | CPC]
Caroline Islands
  • Nagara and Yugure arrived at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Yugure | Nagara | Truk | CPC]
  • Barbers Point Naval Air Station: More portions of British Fighter Squadrons 882, 896, and 898 departed. Link Trainer building turned over to station. ww2dbase [Barbers Point Naval Air Station | Ewa, Oahu | DS]
  • Italian Air Force Assault Engineer Battalion was made independent of 1st Air Force Assault Regiment. ww2dbase [CPC]
United Kingdom
  • The first modified Lancaster bomber was moved to RAF Manston, England, United Kingdom to conduct dropping trials for attacks on German dams. ww2dbase [Dambuster Raid | Manston, England | AC]
United States Photo(s) dated 10 Apr 1943
American bombs falling on the Italian cruiser Trieste, near Altura, Sardinia, Italy, 10 Apr 1943

10 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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