11 Sep 1943
  • Operation Source: British midget submarines X5, X6, and X7 attacked German battleship Tirpitz in Norway. All three were destroyed, but X6 and X7 were able to place mines below the ship. ww2dbase [Tirpitz | CPC]
  • Pierre Le Gloan passed away. ww2dbase [Pierre Le Gloan | CPC]
  • The anti-Hitler group Bund Deutscher Offiziere was formed in Moscow, Russia by a number of German officers captured by Soviet forces since the beginning of the war. ww2dbase [TH]
  • At 1500 hours, Kurt Student ordered Major Harald Mors to have a plan for the rescue of Benito Mussolini ready at his desk as soon as possible, with the plan to be executed on the following day at 0730 hours. ww2dbase [Operation Eiche | CPC]
  • Italian forces in various Aegean islands surrendered to the Germans, including those at the island of Rhodes. ww2dbase [Dodecanese Campaign | AC]
  • USS Bailey departed San Diego bound for San Francisco, California. ww2dbase [Bailey | DS]
Byelorussia France Hawaii Italy
  • British 1st Airborne Division captured Brindisi and Bari, Italy without resistance; in the opposite direction, the British paratroopers also linked up with Canadian troops of British XIII Corps which had landed at Reggio Calabria eight days prior. Further north, German troops declared Rome secure. ww2dbase [Operation Avalanche | AC, CPC]
  • Inigo Campioni was captured by the Germans on Rhodes, Italian Dodecanese. ww2dbase [Inigo Campioni | Rhodes, Dodecanese | CPC]
Pacific Ocean
  • USS Harder attacked a Japanese convoy south of Japan, sinking cargo ship Yoko Maru, hitting her with 1 of 3 torpedoes. ww2dbase [Harder | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • Orde Wingate departed the United Kingdom for Lisbon, Portugal. ww2dbase [Orde Wingate | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 11 Sep 1943
Cruiser Savannah immediately after she was hit by a German guided bomb during the Salerno operation, 11 Sep 1943, photo 1 of 2Cruiser Savannah immediately after she was hit by a German guided bomb during the Salerno operation, 11 Sep 1943, photo 2 of 2Map depicting Operation Avalanche progress at Salerno, Italy as of the end of the day 11 Sep 1943German crew of a 7.5 cm PaK 40 anti-tank gun resting in front of the Italian State Radio at the corner of Via Asiago and Via Montello, Rome, Italy, 11 Sep 1943.
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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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