26 Sep 1943
  • Japanese hospital ship Hikawa Maru arrived at Kupang, Timor and departed later on the same day. ww2dbase [Hikawa Maru | CPC]
  • USS Nicholas escorting USS Rochambeau arrived at Nouméa, New Caledonia. ww2dbase [Nicholas | DS]
  • USS S-44 departed Attu, US Territory of Alaska for her fifth war patrol. ww2dbase [S-44 | Attu | CPC]
French Morocco
  • Escort carrier USS Bogue and her task group arrived at Casablanca, French Morocco. ww2dbase [Bogue | Casablanca | DS]
  • Otto Skorzeny presented three Knight's Cross medals at the Harvest Thanksgiving festival at the Berlin Sportpalast in Germany. In the early afternoon, he had lunch with Joseph Goebbels and his family. ww2dbase [Otto Skorzeny | Berlin | CPC]
Hawaii Italy Marshall Islands
  • Naka arrived at Jaluit Atoll, Marshall Islands. ww2dbase [Naka | Jaluit | CPC]
  • The survivors of Norwegian merchant ship Skjelbred, which was sunk by German submarine U-238, were landed in St. Johns, Newfoundland on 26 September. ww2dbase [St. John's | HM]
Pacific Ocean
  • USS Bluefish sank a Japanese patrol ship and damaged a transport south of Celebes, Dutch East Indies, hitting the patrol ship with 2 of 3 torpedoes fired and the transport with 1 of 5 torpedose fired. ww2dbase [Bluefish | Java Sea | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 26 Sep 1943
San Jacinto sliding down the building ways at Camden, New Jersey, United States after she was christened by Mrs. Jesse H. Jones, 26 Sep 1943

26 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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