19 Sep 1943
  • USS S-28 fired a torpedo, and missed, at what was believed to be an unescorted freighter. The freighter turned out to be a Japanese warship, which attacked with depth charges for 10 minutes without causing any damage. The warship departed after one hour of unsuccessful detection. At 1916 hours, she detected the coverted gunboat Katsura Maru Number Two; she attacked the Japanese ship at 1943, registering two hits, and sank the ship at 1946 hours. S-28 dove in anticipationg of a depth charge attack which did not take place. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Italian resistance forced German troops off the island of Sardinia, Italy. ww2dbase [TH]
  • Orde Wingate arrived in Delhi, India. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Oberleutnant Franz Schmidt of the German Kampfgeschwader 55 wing was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. ww2dbase [CPC]
Australian New Guinea
  • The Australian 7th Infantry Division opened an offensive in the Ramu valley, Australian New Guinea. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
Germany
  • 47 Polish prisoners of war attempted to escape from the Oflag IV-B camp at Dössel-Warburg, Germnay; 9 would make it to neutral territory, but the remaining 38 would be captured and sent to the Buchenwald Concentration Camp for execution. ww2dbase [CPC]
Hawaii
  • USS Yorktown (Essex-class) entered Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. ww2dbase [Main Article | DS]
  • Barbers Point Naval Air Station: More of Air Group 25 on board. ww2dbase [Main Article | DS]
Italy
  • In Italy, British and American troops of US Fifth Army marched from Salerno toward Naples. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Japan
  • USS Harder sank cargo ship Kachisan Maru off Japan, hitting her with 1 of 3 torpedoes. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Marshall Islands United States
  • Submarine Gabilan was launched at Groton, Connecticut, United States, sponsored by the wife of Rear Admiral Jules James. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
  • John Basilone participated in a bond tour event in his home town of Raritan and the neighboring town of Somerville in New Jersey, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 19 Sep 1943
African-American men of US 34th Construction Battalion constructing prefabricated steel warehouse at Halavo Seaplane Base, Florida Island, Solomon Islands, 19 Sep 1943Launching of USS Gabilan, Groton, Connecticut, United States, 19 Sep 1943

19 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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