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]
  • Sendai and Yugure arrived at Shortland Islands, Solomon Islands. Yugure, Yukikaze, Tanikaze, and Hamakaze departed later on the same day, escorting a troop transport mission to Kolombangara in the Solomon Islands. ww2dbase [Solomon Islands Campaign | Sendai | Hamakaze | Yukikaze | Tanikaze | Yugure | Shortland Islands | CPC]
Dutch East Indies
  • Comandante Cappellini (Aquilla III) arrived at Sabang just off the northern tip of Sumatra island, occupied Dutch East Indies, at 1515 hours; her fuel tanks were nearly empty when she pulled into port. ww2dbase [Comandante Cappellini | Sabang, Sumatra | 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]
United States 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 1943View of USS IowaUSS Iowa at the New York Navy Yard, New York, United States, 9 Jul 1943; note carrier in backgroundView of turret No. 2 and surrounding 20mm Oerlikon mounts aboard USS Iowa, New York Navy Yard, New York, United States, 9 Jul 1943
See all photos dated 9 Jul 1943

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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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