9 May 1943
  • Japanese hospital ship Hikawa Maru arrived at Saipan, departing later on the same day. ww2dbase [Hikawa Maru | CPC]
  • The entire community at Skalat, Ukraine was wiped out by the Germans. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • The German occupation government in the Netherlands declared martial law. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • USS Gar sank Japanese freighter Aso Maru south of the Negros, Philippine Islands in daylight with two of four torpedoes fired. ww2dbase [Gar | CPC]
  • USS Nicholas and oiler USS Patuxent arrived at Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides. ww2dbase [Nicholas | DS]
Australian Papua
  • 89th 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]
  • In Hunan Province, China, Japanese troops captured Nan County and advanced toward Zhijiang and Yangxi. On the same day, also in Hunan Province, the Japanese began a three-day massacre of civilians in Changjiao; 30,000 were estimated to be killed. ww2dbase [Battle of Exi | Hunan | CPC]
Japan Pacific Ocean
  • USS Wahoo sank Japanese transport Takao Maru and transport Jinmu Maru east of Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan, hitting them with 2 of 6 torpedoes. ww2dbase [Wahoo | CPC]
Tunisia United Kingdom
  • Oberleutnant Heinrich Schmitt of 10/NJG3 defected to the United Kingdom in the new Junkers Ju 88R nightfighter to the delight of Professor Reginald V. Jones, the British electronics expert, whose team is now able to examine the German FuG 202 Lichtenstein BC radar equipment. ww2dbase [Reginald Jones | CPC, AC]
United States US Pacific Islands
  • USS Whale arrived at Midway Atoll and received repairs to her hydraulic system and her air search radar. ww2dbase [Whale | Midway Bases | Midway | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 9 May 1943
US Army Private First Class George Chapman and Sergeant John Eppard working at the Mobile Machine Shop truck of 741st Ordnance Company, 41th Infantry Division at Horanda, New Guinea, 9 May 1943USS Copahee in San Francisco Bay, California, United States, 9 May 1943, photo 1 of 3; note three TBD Devastator aircraft on the fantailUSS Copahee in San Francisco Bay, California, United States, 9 May 1943, photo 2 of 3; note TBD Devastator and PV-1 Ventura aircraft on flight deckUSS Copahee in San Francisco Bay, California, United States, 9 May 1943, photo 3 of 3; note two PV-1 Ventura aircraft
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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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