21 Sep 1943
  • Picking was commissioned into service. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Japanese hospital ship Hikawa Maru arrived at Davao, Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
  • The southern portion of the German defensive Panther Line was breached when Red Army units crossed the Dneiper River near Dnepropetrovsk in Ukraine. ww2dbase [TH]
  • German troops attacked and killed thousands of troops of Italian Acqui Division, which had refused to surrender, on Cephalonia, Greece. ww2dbase [CPC]
Marshall Islands Pacific Ocean
  • USS Bluefish attacked a Japanese ship in the Celebes Sea; all four torpedoes missed. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • British Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sir Kingsley Wood, suddenly died (age 62) at his London Home on the morning he was due to announce his new Pay As You Earn taxation scheme to Parliament. ww2dbase [AC]
United States
  • The US State Department informed the manager of Hotel Hershey in Hershey, Pennsylvania, United States that the Vichy French internees currently residing at the hotel would soon be transferred out. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 21 Sep 1943
Leo Hermle, Alexander Vandegrift, and Julian Smith looking at a Newsmap, New Zealand, 21 Sep 1943

21 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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