24 Aug 1943
  • Wilhelm Frick was named Protector of Bohemia and Moravia. ww2dbase [Wilhelm Frick | CPC]
  • Heinrich Himmler was appointed as Minister of the Interior of Germany. ww2dbase [Heinrich Himmler | TH]
  • In Denmark, bomb incidents and strikes marked growing resistance. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • USS Tunny detected a 6-ship Japanese convoy near the Toagel Mlungui Pass in the Palau Islands early in the morning and stalked the convoy for the remainder of the day. ww2dbase [Tunny | CPC]
  • The 1st (French) Motorised Infantry Division was created from the 1st Free French Division and was sent to Italy as a part of the French Expeditionary Force in Apr 1944. ww2dbase [AC]
  • The Georgian Legion of the German Army was ordered to move from the Eastern Front to the Netherlands. ww2dbase [CPC]
British Western Pacific Territories
  • US Marine Corps Colonel William Brice moved the headquarters of his Fighter Command to the Munda Point airfield on New Georgia in the Solomon Islands. On this date, the responsibility of Commander, Aircraft, New Georgia was also merged under his command. ww2dbase [Solomon Islands Campaign | CPC]
Czechoslovakia Germany
  • Ilse Koch was arrested by the SS for corruption. ww2dbase [Ilse Koch | CPC]
Hawaii Pacific Ocean
  • USS Whale damaged an oiler and a freighter in a Japanese convoy 37 kilometers west of Kusagaki Islands, Japan in the East China Sea, hitting them with 2 of 4 torpedoes fired. ww2dbase [Whale | East China Sea | CPC]
United States Photo(s) dated 24 Aug 1943
Type IXC/40 U-Boat U-185 foundering in the mid-Atlantic after an aerial depth charge attack by a TBF-1 Avenger from Escort Carrier USS Core, 24 Aug 1943. 36 were rescued while 43 perished.Ise running full power trial, 24 Aug 1943Honorary welders C. R. Campbell and Georg Lyon at the keel laying of submarine Spot, Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 24 Aug 1943

24 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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