9 Oct 1943
  • USS Hoe searched for down American airmen in the Wake Island area. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Puffer damaged a Japanese transport east of Borneo, Dutch East Indies, hitting her with 2 of 4 torpedoes fired. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • US bombers attacked Mariensburg, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The American destroyer USS Buck was torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine U-616 off Salerno, Italy. ww2dbase [AC]
  • Oberfeldwebel Johann Boos and Oberleutnant Robert Seib of the German Kampfgeschwader 55 wing were awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. ww2dbase [CPC]
Australian New Guinea
  • US 8th Photo Reconnaissance Squadron successfully took photos of Rabaul, New Britain. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Australian Papua
  • Japanese aircraft attacked the Dobodura Airfield in Australian Papua, setting oil dumps on fire. On the same day, 2nd Bomb Squadron (flying B-25 and B-26 aircraft) of USAAF 22nd Bomb Group was transferred to Dobodura. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
  • After ten months in port, German Type IXC U-Boat U-505 departed Lorient, France for her tenth Atlantic patrol seeking to break her run of bad luck and bad morale. ww2dbase [Main Article | DS]
  • Paul von Kleist was mentioned in the Wehrmachtbericht daily radio report. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • German submarine U-703 arrived at Harstad, Norway and dropped off two survivors of Russian freighter Dekabrist. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Kuban, Russia was under complete Soviet control as the last German and Romanian units had evacuated to Crimea. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
  • Semyon Timoshenko was awarded the Order of Suvorov 1st Class for the first time. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United States
  • USS New Mexico departed Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 9 Oct 1943
Aerial photo of Tonolei Harbor, Bougainville, Solomon Islands during US attack, 9 Oct 19438th Air Force B-17 bomber raiding Focke Wulf plants at Marienburg, Germany (now Malbork, Poland), Oct 9 1943

9 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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