9 Nov 1943
  • Major General Roy Geiger became the commanding general of I Amphibious Corps following the death of Major General Charles Barrett in the previous month. ww2dbase [Roy Geiger | AC]
  • Jef François stepped down as the commander of Algemeene-SS Vlaanderen. ww2dbase [Jef François | CPC]
  • Karl Burk was promoted to the rank of SS-Oberführer. ww2dbase [Karl Burk | CPC]
Caroline Islands
  • Naka arrived at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Naka | CPC]
China
  • While in China, Milton Miles received a cable from William Donovan informing him that Miles was to be removed from his position in the OSS. ww2dbase [Milton Miles | CPC]
Germany
  • Jürgen Stroop was made the commander of SS-Oberabschnitt Rhein-Westmark in Wiesbaden, Germany. ww2dbase [Jürgen Stroop | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 9 Nov 1943
Minneapolis underway, 9 Nov 1943; note camouflage meant to disguise her as a destroyer

9 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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