29 Sep 1943
  • USS Snook damaged a Japanese craft with her deck gun. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Lord Gort participated in the Italian surrender ceremony in Valetta harbor in Italy. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The minesweeper USS Aspire was transferred to the Soviet Union under the Lend-Lease act. ww2dbase [AC]
Dutch East Indies Hawaii
  • USS Yorktown (Essex-class) departed Pearl Harbor, Hawaii to conduct combat operations. ww2dbase [Main Article | DS]
  • USS Mingo departed Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii for her second war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
  • Allied troops captured Pompeii, Italy. Meanwhile, Marshal Badoglio met with General Eisenhower aboard HMS Nelson to sign the armistice and to discuss further plans for the war. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
  • Italian resistance fighters and German occupation troops clashed in the Giuseppe Mazzini Square (where a German tank fired on the Italians), the Ponticelli district, the Capodichino military airfield, the Piazza Ottocalli square, and other locations in Naples, Italy. As the scale of the uprising continued to grow, Colonel Walter Schöll began negotiating with some of the Italian leaders, using captured resistance fighters as collateral. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The keel of I-403 was laid down by Kawasaki Heavy Industries at Kobe, Japan; the project would soon be canceled, however. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Harder damaged a Japanese armed trawler off Japan with her deck gun. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Marshall Islands Photo(s) dated 29 Sep 1943
Supply ship SS Nira Luckenbach, submarine tenders Bushnell and Sperry, and submarines Sunfish, Haddock, Tarpon, Seahorse, and Swordfish at the submarine base piers on Sand Island, Midway Atoll, 29 Sep 1943.

29 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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