8 Nov 1943
  • USS Scorpion unsuccessfully attacked a Japanese Q-ship with three torpedoes in the Mariana Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The British began an inquiry to see if intelligence collected really suggested the existence of German rockets. ww2dbase [CPC]
France
  • Oberleutnant zur See Harald Lange assumed command of German Type IXC U-Boat U-505 at Lorient, France. ww2dbase [Main Article | DS]
French Syria and Lebanon
  • Lebanon gained independence from France. ww2dbase [CPC]
Japan
  • Aichi held the first test flight of the submarine-borne attack aircraft M6A1 Seiran over Ise Bay. Lieutenant Commander Tadashi Funada was the chief test pilot. The test was a failure due to a non-responsive horizontal tail stabilizer, but it nevertheless generated much interest with the Japanese naval leadership. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Pacific Ocean
  • USS Bluefish attacked a Japanese convoy in the South China Sea, sinking two tankers and damaging several other ships; she expended 18 torpedoes in this series of attacks, 13 of which made hits. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 8 Nov 1943
German paratroopers with an 8.8 cm FlaK anti-tank gun in a town in Southern Italy, 8 Nov 1943

8 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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