2 Oct 1943 Algeria
  • USS Ancon arrived at Algiers, French Algeria. ww2dbase [Ancon | Algiers | CPC]
Atlantic Ocean
  • The Task Group centered around escort carrier USS Bogue received an intelligence decrypt bulletin indicating a possible gathering of German submarines for refueling about 300 miles north of the Azores (ironically, it would be Composite Squadron VC-9 now aboard USS Card, acting on the same intelligence bulletin, that would interrupt this fueling rendezvous two days later and sink two submarines, including the tanker submarine). ww2dbase [Conclusion of the Battle of the Atlantic | Bogue | DS]
Dutch East Indies Germany
  • Ar 234V-2 jet bomber suffered a fire in its wing and crashed at Rheine Airfield north of Munster, Germany, killing test pilot Flugkapitän Selle. ww2dbase [Ar 234 Blitz | Rheine, Westfalen-Nord | CPC]
Italy United Kingdom
  • Winston Churchill cabled Chiang Kaishek, informing the Chinese leader that Louis Mountbatten would soon be dispatched to Chinese to discuss an Anglo-American-Chinese joint offensive against Japanese forces in Burma. This followed another message dated 23 Sep 1943 from King George VI regarding the same topic. ww2dbase [Winston Churchill | London, England | CPC]
  • USS Ranger sortied from Scapa Flow, Scotland with the Home Fleet as part of Operation Leader designed to attack German shipping in the harbor at Bodø, Norway. ww2dbase [Ranger | Orkney Islands, Scotland | DS]
Photo(s) dated 2 Oct 1943
Heavy cruiser USS Chester emerging from Mare Island Naval Shipyard in California 2 Oct 1943 after repairs due to torpedo damage.High Speed Minesweeper USS Trever alongside the pier at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, 2 Dec 1943. Note the raised Mousetrap anti-submarine rocket rails on the foredeck.

2 Oct 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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