7 Sep 1943
  • Japanese Navy Captain Takeji Ono relieved Rear Admiral Chiaki Matsuda as the commanding officer of battleship Yamato; Matsuda was reassigned to the Imperial General Staff. ww2dbase [Yamato | CPC]
  • German 17.Armee began evacuating the Kuban bridgehead in southern Russia, while other non-Army organizations began removing their rear echelon units. ww2dbase [Caucasus Campaign | TH]
  • RAF aircraft bombed V-1 flying bomb launch sites on the French coast. ww2dbase [V-Weapons Campaign | Vergeltungswaffe 1 | TH]
  • USS Puffer departed Fremantle, Australia for her first war patrol in the Makassar Strait-Celebes Sea area in the Dutch East Indies. ww2dbase [Puffer | CPC]
Germany
  • Willy Messerschmitt met with Adolf Hitler. During the meeting, Messerschmitt pushed for further support for the Me 209 fighter project at the expense of the Me 262 fighter project. Furthermore, he agreed with Hitler's notion that Me 262 jet aircraft should be redesigned to carry bombs, thus making it a high speed bomber. ww2dbase [Me 262 Schwalbe | CPC]
Hawaii Italy
  • British and Canadian troops engaged with troops of German Krüger Battle Group in southwestern Italy. ww2dbase [Operation Avalanche | Calabria | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 7 Sep 1943
Three Japanese Type A-class midget submarines wrecked by demolition charges, at a former Japanese base on Kiska Island, Aleutian Islands, 7 Sep 1943, photo 1 of 2Three Japanese Type A-class midget submarines wrecked by demolition charges, at a former Japanese base on Kiska Island, Aleutian Islands, 7 Sep 1943, photo 2 of 2A P-47D Thunderbolt that crashed on take-off, Halesworth, Suffolk, England, United Kingdon, 7 Sep 1943. Photo 1 of 3.A P-47D Thunderbolt that crashed on take-off, Halesworth, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom, 7 Sep 1943. Photo 2 of 3.
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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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