3 Oct 1943 Australian Papua
  • 433rd Fighter Squadron (flying P-38 aicraft) of USAAF 475th Fighter Group was out of Dobodura No. 11 airstrip of Dobodura Airfield, Australian Papua. ww2dbase [Dobodura Airfield | Dobodura | CPC]
Caroline Islands
  • Naka arrived at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Naka | Truk | CPC]
Dutch East Indies
  • Japanese hospital ship Hikawa Maru arrived at Surabaya, Java. Upon arrival, she was damaged by a mine. ww2dbase [Hikawa Maru | Surabaya, Java | CPC]
Hawaii Italy
  • Troops of 11th Brigade of British 78th Infantry Division crossed the Biferno River near Termoli, Italy, linking up with British Commandos that had already landed by sea. ww2dbase [Advance to the Gustav Line | Termoli, Molise | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 3 Oct 1943
Otto Skorzeny, Helmut Körner, Fritz Reinhardt, and Kurt Zschirnt at a rally at the Sportpalast in Berlin, Germany, 3 Oct 1943, photo 1 of 2Otto Skorzeny, Helmut Körner, Fritz Reinhardt, and Kurt Zschirnt at a rally at the Sportpalast in Berlin, Germany, 3 Oct 1943, photo 2 of 2German troops being honored at the Sportpalast for taking part in the rescue of Mussolini, Berlin, Germany, 3 Oct 1943Otto Skorzeny presenting an award to Helmut Körner, Sportpalast, Berlin, Germany, 3 Oct 1943

3 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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