11 Oct 1943 Australian New Guinea
  • Neel Kearby led a fighter sweep over Wewak, Australian New Guinea; his flight shot down several Japanese aircraft, including one carrying Lieutenant Colonel Tamiji Teranishi, commanding officer of 14th Flying Brigade. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • US 8th Photo Reconnaissance Squadron successfully took photos of Rabaul, New Britain. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Australian Papua
  • 13 Beaufighter aircraft of 30 Squadron RAAF from Goodenough Island and 2 squadrons of US 38th Bomb Group arrived at Dobodura Airfield in Australian Squadron in preparation of a planned strike on Rabaul, New Britain on the next day. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
Caroline Islands Dutch East Indies Hawaii
  • USS Yorktown (Essex-class) arrived at Oahu, Hawaii and for the next month conducted air training operations out of Pearl Harbor. ww2dbase [Main Article | DS]
Pacific Ocean
  • The US submarine Wahoo was bombed and sunk by Japanese anti-submarine aircraft in La Pérouse Strait between Hokkaido and Karafuto (Sakhalin), Japan. All aboard were killed. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
  • Dudley Morton was killed in the sinking of USS Wahoo by Japanese anti-submarine aircraft in La Pérouse Strait between Hokkaido and Karafuto (Sakhalin), Japan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Vern Skjonsby was killed aboard USS Wahoo when the submarine was sunk by Japanese aircraft in the La Pérouse Strait north of Hokkaido, Japan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 11 Oct 1943
FM-1 aircraft having crashed into several TBF aircraft while landing on the flight deck of USS Coral Sea, 11 Oct 1943, photo 1 of 3FM-1 aircraft having crashed into several TBF aircraft while landing on the flight deck of USS Coral Sea, 11 Oct 1943, photo 2 of 3FM-1 aircraft having crashed into several TBF aircraft while landing on the flight deck of USS Coral Sea, 11 Oct 1943, photo 3 of 3

11 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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"I have returned. By the grace of Almighty God, our forces stand again on Philippine soil."

General Douglas MacArthur at Leyte, 17 Oct 1944