8 Oct 1943
  • USS Hoe searched for down American airmen in the Wake Island area. ww2dbase [Hoe | CPC]
  • 17 US bombers attacked Vegesack, Bremen, Germany. Two B-24 bombers were lost, with pilot William Clifford's crew lost entirely and pilot John Buschman's crew mostly captured. ww2dbase [Bombing of Hamburg, Dresden, and Other Cities | CPC]
Burma
  • Satoru Anabuki, flying Ki-43 fighter "Kimikaze", shot down a P-38 fighters and three B-24 bombers over Rangoon, Burma, increasing his score to 48. He was seriously wounded in combat. ww2dbase [Satoru Anabuki | Rangoon | CPC]
Germany
  • Robert Johnson shot down a German Fw 190 aircraft over Lingen, Germany. ww2dbase [Robert Johnson | Lingen | CPC]
  • Kurt Tank, designer of the Ta 152 aircraft, asked the German Air Ministry to give the development of Ta 152 priority; the request was denied. ww2dbase [Ta 152 | CPC]
Hawaii Japan
  • Destroyer Yukikaze departed Kure, Japan to escort carrier Ryuho to Singapore. ww2dbase [Yukikaze | Kure, Hiroshima | CPC]
New Caledonia
  • Major General Charles Barrett died in the US military hospital at Nouméa, New Caledonia just three weeks after taking command of I Amphibious Corps. His predecessor, Major General Alexander Vandegrift, was hastily recalled to take over until a new corps commander could be appointed. ww2dbase [Nouméa | AC]
United Kingdom
  • British merchant ship Ocean Strength arrived at Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom with a supply of iron ore and captured German Tiger I heavy tank "131". ww2dbase [PzKpfw VI Ausf. E 'Tiger I' | Glasgow, Scotland | CPC]
United States
  • USS Texas began escorting an Allied convoy from New York, New York, United States to Britain. ww2dbase [Texas | New York | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 8 Oct 1943
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8 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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