8 Sep 1943
  • Operation Sizilien: Tirpitz attacked the Allied base at Spitzbergen. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Operation Sizilien: Scharnhorst attacked the Allied base at Spitzbergen. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS S-28 departed for her seventh war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Garland completed her refitting and returned to service. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Otto Skorzeny conducted a reconnaissance flight in a He 111 aircraft over Campo Imperatore at Gran Sasso in central Italy and spotted a meadow which could be used as a glider landing field. On the return flight, he narrowly escaped from an Allied air attack. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • British HMS Aurora, HMS Penelope, HMS Dido, and HMS Sirius departed Bizerte, Tunisia at 1700 hours with troops of British 1st Airborne Division. In western Italy, Allied troops landed at Pizo; the landings were attacked by troops of German Krüger Battle Group. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Philipp was arrested by the Nazi Party. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Jürgen Stroop was made the Higher SS and Police Leader in Greece. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Tunny arrived at Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii, ending her fourth war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
  • Barbers Point Naval Air Station: More of Air Group 5 on board. ww2dbase [Main Article | DS]
  • The Italians formally announced their unconditional surrender to the Allies, leading to German reserve forces crossing the border into Italy. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
  • Italian Navy Xa Flottiglia MAS based at La Spezia, Italy under Commander Junio Valerio Borghese reported the strength of 400 men. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
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  • A transport of 5,006 Jews (2,293 men and boys, 2,713 women and girls) from Theresienstadt Concentration Camp in Czechoslovakia arrived at Auschwitz Concentration Camp in Poland. They were housed in the BIIb sector. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 8 Sep 1943
A complete jeep was turned out every three minutes at this assembly depot (No. 0-640) in Tidworth, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom, 8 Sep 1943

8 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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