4 Nov 1943

Australian New Guinea
  • Naka received 166 troops and anti-tank guns from transport Kiyosumi Maru and then disembarked them at Kavieng, New Ireland at 1700 hours. ww2dbase [Naka | Kavieng, New Ireland | CPC]
  • Chokai departed Rabaul, New Britain. ww2dbase [Chokai | Rabaul, New Britain | CPC]
Baltic Sea
  • M18 was lightly damaged by Soviet ground attack aircraft in the Gulf of Finland. ww2dbase [M18 | Gulf of Finland | CPC]
  • M30 was lightly damaged by Soviet ground attack aircraft in the Gulf of Finland. ww2dbase [M30 | Gulf of Finland | CPC]
  • M459 was lightly damaged by Soviet ground attack aircraft in the Gulf of Finland. ww2dbase [M471 | Gulf of Finland | CPC]
  • M460 was lightly damaged by Soviet ground attack aircraft in the Gulf of Finland. ww2dbase [M460 | Gulf of Finland | CPC]
  • M16 was badly damaged by Soviet ground attack aircraft in the Gulf of Finland. ww2dbase [M16 | Gulf of Finland | CPC]
British Western Pacific Territories
  • William Halsey ordered US Task Force 38, currently refueling in the Indispensable Reefs anchorage south of Rennell Island of the Solomon Islands from the 21,000-ton tanker Kankakee, to attack Japanese Cruiser Division 4, which was approaching Rabaul, New Britain. ww2dbase [New Guinea-Papua Campaign, Phase 3 | CPC]
Hawaii Italy
  • In Italy, US Fifth Army captured Isernia and joined with British Eighth Army moving up from Foggia. ww2dbase [Advance to the Gustav Line | Isernia, Molise | TH]
  • Commander Junio Valerio Borghese was named the Deputy Chief of the Naval Staff of the Italian Navy, in charge of operations. ww2dbase [Junio Valerio Borghese | CPC]
Japan United Kingdom
  • The ground echelon of USAAF 354th Fighter Group arrived in England, United Kingdom; their P-51B Mustang fighters were still in transit. ww2dbase [England | CPC]
United States
  • Johannes Kunze, a prisoner at Camp Tonkawa in Tonkawa, Oklahoma, United States, was discovered by fellow prisoners to be a spy working for the American guards. Kunze was beaten to death. Prisoner Walter Beyer would later be found guilty for the murder and would be executed by hanging in Leavenworth, Kansas, United States. ww2dbase [Camp Tonkawa | Tonkawa, Oklahoma | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 4 Nov 1943
WAVES Aviation MachinistCrew of HMS Sunfish practice on the 76-mm (3-in) deck gun while skipper Lt. Hilary John Bartlett watched, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England, UK, 4 Nov 1943Submarine Parche underway, 4 Nov 1943

4 Nov 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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