9 Jul 1943

British Western Pacific Territories
  • In the Solomon Islands, the US New Georgia Occupation Force advanced westward in the Munda-Barike region, toward the airfield at Munda. Nearby, 1st Raider Battalion attacked the island of Enogai. To reinforce New Georgia, the Japanese 13th Regiment began transferring 3,700 men from Kolombangara to Bairoko on the northwestern shore of New Georgia; this reinforcement would be conducted over the following 3 days. ww2dbase [Solomon Islands Campaign | New Georgia | CPC]
  • Destroyer Yukikaze escorted a troop transport run to Kolombangara, New Georgia, Solomon Islands. ww2dbase [Yukikaze | Kolombangara, New Georgia | CPC]
  • Shokaku departed Kure, Japan for Truk, Caroline Islands where she was to join her sister ship Zuikaku. ww2dbase [Shokaku | Kure, Hiroshima | CPC]
  • A. A. Avseevich stepped down as GUKR SMERSH's chief in the Northwestern Front. ww2dbase [CPC]
Photo(s) dated 9 Jul 1943
German Panzer VI/Tiger I tanks passing burning buildings during the Battle of Kursk in Orel (Oryol), Russia, mid-Jul 194340mm Bofors mounts on the main deck of USS Iowa, New York Navy Yard, New York, United States, 9 Jul 194340mm Bofors mounts on turret No. 3 of USS Iowa, New York Navy Yard, New York, United States, 9 Jul 1943View from atop turret No. 2 of USS Iowa, looking forward, New York Navy Yard, New York, United States, 9 Jul 1943
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Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
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