9 Aug 1943
  • German officer Georg Jantschi voluntarily surrendered to the Soviets. ww2dbase [CPC]
Atlantic Ocean
  • TBF-1 Avengers and F4F-4 Wildcats from escort carrier USS Card attacked German submarine U-664 in the mid-Atlantic using 500-pound bombs, depth charges, and machine gun fire. The submarine was crippled and began to sink. Seven or eight of her crew were killed (sources differ) and 44 abandon ship. Once darkness fell, seven hours after the attack, one of Card’s escorts, destroyer USS Borie, picked up all 44 survivors. During the recovery operation, Borie’s log reported five different torpedo wakes passing close aboard the ship. The U-664 survivors would be transferred to USS Card the following day. ww2dbase [F4F Wildcat | TBF Avenger | Conclusion of the Battle of the Atlantic | Card | DS]
Australian New Guinea
  • A party of German officers departed Rabaul, New Britain. They had inspected Japanese facilities and spoke to American prisoners of war prior to their departure. ww2dbase [Rabaul, New Britain | CPC]
British Western Pacific Territories
  • The main body of the Japanese Southeast Detached Force was moved to Kolombangara, New Georgia, Solomon Islands. Elsewhere on New Georgia, the two groups of the American New Georgia Occupation Force (Northern Landing Group and Southern Landing Group) made contact at a roadblock southwest of Triri. Also on New Georgia, a light anti-aircraft artillery battery of the US Marine Corps 11th Defense Battalion arrived at Enogai. ww2dbase [Solomon Islands Campaign | New Georgia | CPC]
Canada China
  • Dong Zhao was named the Deputy Commander of the Border Region of Shanxi, Shaanxi, and Suiyuan under General Deng Baoshan. ww2dbase [Dong Zhao | CPC]
Hawaii Japan
  • Nobutake Kondo was appointed to the Japanese Supreme War Council. ww2dbase [Nobutake Kondo | CPC]
United States US Pacific Islands Photo(s) dated 9 Aug 1943
US Army Private First Class Harvey White administering plasma to wounded Private Roy Humphrey, Sicily, Italy, 9 Aug 1943German submarine U-664 lying dead in the water and sinking by the stern as her crew abandoned ship following an air attack from USS Card aircraft in the mid-Atlantic, 9 Aug 1943. Photo 2 of 2.German submarine U-664 lying dead in the water and sinking by the stern as her crew abandoned ship following an air attack from USS Card aircraft in the mid-Atlantic, 9 Aug 1943. Photo 1 of 2.M.19 Master II aircraft at RAF Bodney, England, United Kingdom, 9 Aug 1943
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Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
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