24 Oct 1943
  • Japanese hospital ship Hikawa Maru arrived at Sanya, Hainan, China. ww2dbase [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
  • USS Cabrilla attacked a Japanese oiler with six torpedoes in the Dutch East Indies; all torpedoes missed. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Australian New Guinea
  • Leonard Siffleet was executed by beheading at the hands of Yasuno Chikao at Aitape, New Guinea. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • 62 B-25 bombers (modified for ground attack) from Dobodura, Australian Papua made rendezvous with 54 P-38 fighters from Kiriwina of Trobriand Islands, and the group attacked Rabaul, New Britain. The Americans lost 2 B-25 and 1 P-38 aircraft. The Japanese suffered 8 A6M fighters lost, 6 A6M fighters damaged, 2 G4M bombers lost, 5 G4M bombers heavily damaged, 27 G4M bombers lightly damaged. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • A Japanese patrol found a group of Australian and native coast watchers about 100 miles from Cape Orford on New Britain. Lieutenant Francis Barrett was killed in the engagement; Captain John Murphy, Sergeant Lambert Carlson, and others escaped. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Turkey
  • Afghanistan and the Republic of China signed a friendly treaty in Ankara, Turkey. ww2dbase [CPC]
Photo(s) dated 24 Oct 1943
Ford aboard Monterey, seated second from the right in the front row, 24 Oct 1943Australian Sergeant Leonard G. Siffleet of M Special Unit about to be beheaded by Japanese officer Yasuno Chikao, Aitape, New Guinea, 24 Oct 1943Civilian technician Dr. Kurt Sommermeyer aboard U-537 in the Labrador Sea listening to signals transmitted by Weather Station Kurt (named for Sommermeyer) broadcasting from the Labrador coast, 24 Oct 1943.

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis




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