6 Oct 1943
  • Soviet troops captured Nevel, Russia, which was on the boundary shared by German Armeegruppe North and German Armeegruppe Mitte. ww2dbase [TH]
  • Louis Mountbatten arrived in Delhi, India. ww2dbase [Louis Mountbatten | CPC]
  • Destroyers USS Nicholas, USS Saufley, and USS Fletcher departed Tulagi escorting a convoy of LSTs to Barakoma, Vella Lavella, Solomon Islands. ww2dbase [Nicholas | Saufley | DS]
Australian New Guinea British Western Pacific Territories Hawaii Italy
  • US Fifth Army captured Capua and Caserta, Italy. The counterattack by German 16th Panzer Division near Termoli, Italy was repulsed by Canadian and British troops. ww2dbase [Advance to the Gustav Line | TH, CPC]
Japan Pacific Ocean
  • Submarine USS Steelhead initiated a torpedo attack against the 10,000-ton fleet tanker Kazuhaya northeast of Truk scoring three hits. USS Tinosa followed up with six torpedo hits, causing the tanker to sink by the stern. ww2dbase [Steelhead | Tinosa | DS]
United Kingdom United States US Pacific Islands
  • USS Yorktown (Essex-class) resumed air raids against Wake Island early in the morning and continued them through most of the day. That evening, the task group began its retirement to Hawaii. ww2dbase [Yorktown (Essex-class) | J. J. Clark | Wake | DS]
Photo(s) dated 6 Oct 1943
Map depicting the Allied advance north from Salerno, Italy toward Volturno River, 16 Sep-6 Oct 1943USS Langley underway off Cape Henry, Virginia, United States, 6 Oct 1943; note SNJ aircraft on flight deck and K-class airship from Lighter Than Air Squadron ZP-14 overhead.US Navy photographer Lieutenant Charles Kerlee dismounting a TBF Avenger aboard USS Yorktown (Essex-class) after photographing a raid on Wake Island, 6 Oct 1943. Note his two K-20 cameras.New Mexico off the Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington, United States following overhaul, 6 Oct 1943
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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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