4 Aug 1943 Alaska
  • A radar-equipped PBY Catalina conducted a pre-dawn bombing raid of the Japanese submarine base and main camp area on Kiska Island. The single Catalina also dropped 92 empty beer bottles (for the disconcerting whistling effect they produced) on those targets. ww2dbase [Aleutian Islands Campaign | PBY Catalina | Kiska | DS]
British Western Pacific Territories
  • US Marine Corps squadron VMF-214, flying Corsair fighters, provided top cover for another squadron's strafing mission against the Japanese anchorage at Faisi, Shortland Islands, Solomon Islands. VMF-214 pilots claimed 3 Japanese aircraft shot down plus 2 probables. ww2dbase [Faisi, Shortland Islands | CPC]
  • The lone survivor of the sunken destroyer Kiyonami (sunk by US aircraft on 20 Jul 1943) was found and rescue in the Solomon Islands. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • In Operation BG 7, Italian auxiliary ship Olterra launched three manned torpedoes against Gibraltar, sinking three cargo ships. ww2dbase [CPC]
Hawaii Italy
  • Allied bombers attacked Naples, Italy, killing many civilians. ww2dbase [Naples Uprising | Napoli, Campania | CPC]
  • Otto Skorzeny learned from the German Police Attaché that Benito Mussolini had been transported in an ambulance from the Royal Palace in Rome, Italy to one of the carabinieri barracks in Rome back on 25 Jul 1943. ww2dbase [Joachim von Ribbentrop | Rome | CPC]
  • Captain Shinshiro Soma was named the commanding officer of Settsu. ww2dbase [Settsu | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • Orde Wingate arrived in London, England, United Kingdom and met Winston Churchill, with their meeting extended onto the dinner table. By evening Churchill knew he would be taking Wingate to the Quadrant Conference to discuss the acomplishments of the Chindits with US President Franklin Roosevelt. ww2dbase [Orde Wingate | Winston Churchill | London, England | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 4 Aug 1943
Soviet infantry advancing behind T-34 tanks during the Battle of Orel, Russia, early Aug 1943Aerial view of USS New Jersey, 4 Aug 1943; photo taken by Utility Squadron Four, US Navy Aircraft Atlantic FleetCruiser USS Nashville off Mare Island, California, United States, 4 Aug 1943. Note her Measure 21 paint scheme which is all-over sea blue.

4 Aug 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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