30 Oct 1943
  • Light carrier Ryuho arrived at Sama (now Sanya), Hainan, China. ww2dbase [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
  • Submarine Runner was struck from the US Naval Register. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Seahorse sank a small Japanese vessel with her deck gun south of Japan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The keel of submarine Sea Cat was laid down at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • HMT Gulland was commissioned into service. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • A report from German Commander-in-Chief, West Field Marshal Gerd von Rundstedt appeared on Aold Hitler's desk. It described the shabby situation on the English Channel coast in France. Consequently Field Marshal Erwin Rommel would be despached by the German High Command to insect the Atlantic Wall defences and to submit a report. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
  • USS Ray arrived at Brisbane, Australia. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Caroline Islands Hawaii
  • USS Harder departed Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii for her third war patrol, this time as a member of a wolfpack. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • Jean Knox stepped down as the director of the British Auxiliary Territorial Service. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United States
  • The keel of submarine Springer was laid down at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 30 Oct 1943
WAVES disembarking from a barge at Naval Air Station, Anacostia, Washington, DC, United States, 30 Oct 1943Aviation Radioman 1st Class E. L. Feehan, Aviation Ordnanceman 2nd Class S. J. Pocotny, and Lieutenant Commander J. J. Lynch aboard USS Coral Sea, 30 Oct 1943Aviation Radioman 2nd Class S. Bleier, Aviation Ordnanceman 2nd Class H. R. Thompson, and Lieutenant R. S. Evarts aboard USS Coral Sea, 30 Oct 1943Lieutenant R. S. Evarts posing with a TBF Avenger aircraft aboard USS Coral Sea, 30 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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