22 Sep 1943
  • Operation Source: The first of the charges placed by British midget submarines below German battleship Tirpitz in Norway exploded at 0812 hours. The second explosion took place shortly afterwards. The explosions caused damage to the hull and disabled the turbines, propeller shafts, and the rudder. One sailor was killed and 40 were wounded. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Japanese hospital ship Hikawa Maru departed Davao, Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
  • USS Hoe damaged a Japanese tanker after hitting her with 2 out of 6 torpedoes fired. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Snook sank Japanese cargo ship Katsurahama Maru off Dalian, China with 1 of 4 torpedoes fired. She fired another 8 torpedoes at another ship, but all of them missed. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Australian New Guinea
  • Three Australian battalions landed at Finschhafen, Australian New Guinea. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Heinrich Prinz zu Sayn-Wittgenstein was presented Oak Leaves to his Knight's Cross by Adolf Hitler at Wolfsschanze near Rastenburg, East Prussia, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • To outwit the German Luftwaffe's fighter reaction, British RAF Bomber Command launched its first "spoof raid"; the main force attacked Hannover, while a feint heads for Osnabrück. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
  • British 78th Infantry Division began to arrive at Bari, Italy. Elsewhere in Italy, US 3rd Infantry Division captured Acerno. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • German occupation administration in Naples, Italy announced that all men between 18 and 33 years of age were to be sent to labor camps in northern Italy and in Germany. On the same day, Italian resistance fighters captured a stock of weapons and ammunition from a military warehouse in the Vomero district of Naples. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Japan Photo(s) dated 22 Sep 1943
WAVES enlisted personnel eating a meal in the United States, 22 Sep 1943A company of African American soldiers of the US Army working at a makeshift office located at an ancient Neptune temple in Italy, 22 Sep 1943German pilots Hartmann Grasser, Heinrich Prinz zu Sayn-Wittgenstein (shaking hands with Hitler), Günther Rall, and Walter Nowotny with Adolf Hitler at Wolfsschanze, East Prussia, Germany, 22 Sep 1943

22 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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