2 Sep 1943
  • After enduring months of torture at the hands of the Gestapo, Josef Mahler, an emigrĂ© Communist Jew, expelled from the Netherlands in 1940, was executed in prison in DĂĽsseldorf, Germany. The Gestapo had failed to obtain from him any confession of a conspiratorial nature. ww2dbase [AC]
  • The British Royal Navy battleships HMS Warspite and HMS Valiant bombarded Reggio Calabria at the southern tip of Italy, eliminating a six gun battery. ww2dbase [Warspite | AC]
  • Light carrier Ryuho was assigned to the Standby Force of the Mobile Force of Carrier Division 2 of the Third Fleet. ww2dbase [Ryuho | CPC]
Caroline Islands
  • Repair ship Akashi performed repair work for cable layer Osei Maru at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Akashi | Truk | CPC]
France Hawaii Italy
  • Unescorted B-17 bombers of the Northwest African Strategic Air Force (NASAF) raided the rail marshalling yards at Bolzano, Trento, and Bologna and Italy. ww2dbase [AC]
Japan Russia
  • Viktor Abakumov suggested trying some of the German officers captured at Stalingrad, Russia as war criminals as they were responsible for Soviet deaths at a prisoner of war camp at the village of Alekseevka near Stalingrad. Some of these German officers include camp commandant Rudolf Körpert, Werner von Kunowski, Wilhelm Langheld, and Otto Mäder. ww2dbase [Nuremberg Trials and Other Trials Against Germany | CPC]
US Pacific Islands

2 Sep 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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