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 [Main Article | CPC]
  • Pierre Le Gloan passed away. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Italian forces in various Aegean islands surrendered to the Germans, including those at the island of Rhodes. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
  • 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 [Main Article | CPC]
  • Jewish ghettos in Byelorussian cities of Minsk and Lida were liquidated over the next 3 days. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • German authorities raided Jews in Nice, France. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • US and French troops landed on the French island of Corsica in the Mediterranean Sea. ww2dbase [AC]
  • USS Tunny departed Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
  • Barbers Point Naval Air Station: Part of Torpedo Squadron 16 (VT-16) departed. Part of Bombing Squadron 16 (VB-16) departed. ww2dbase [Main Article | DS]
  • 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 [Main Article | AC, CPC]
  • Inigo Campioni was captured by the Germans on Rhodes, Italian Dodecanese. ww2dbase [Main Article | 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 [Main Article | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • Orde Wingate departed the United Kingdom for Lisbon, Portugal. ww2dbase [Main Article | 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 1943USS Intrepid entering the deperming station at Norfolk, Virginia, United States, 11 Sep 1943. Note the outline of the ship’s waterline painted on the flight deck. Photo 1 of 3.
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Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
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