26 Sep 1943 Alaska
  • USS S-44 departed Attu, US Territory of Alaska for her fifth war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • 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 [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Grayback departed Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii for her eighth war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
  • USS Cero departed Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii for her first war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
  • Large scale riots began taking place on the streets of Naples, Italy. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Marshall Islands Newfoundland
  • 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 [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 [Main Article | 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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