6 Dec 1943
  • The Italian royal government in Southern Italy disbanded the Milizia Volontaria Sicurezza Nazionale (National Security Volunteer Militia), an organization formed by the previous government under Mussolini. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Soviet troops reached Yeysk in southern Russia on the Sea of Rostov, cutting off German Armeegruppe A. ww2dbase [TH]
  • John Basilone arrived in New York, New York, United States and prepared for the bond drive event that was to take place on the following day, which was the anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack. ww2dbase [John Basilone | CPC]
  • USS Wake Island departed waters off Bremerton, Washington, United States. ww2dbase [Wake Island | CPC]
  • Joseph Stilwell met with Franklin Roosevelt in Cairo, Egypt and discussed the war in China. Stilwell noted that he was growing sick of Roosevelt's politicking. ww2dbase [Second Cairo Conference | CPC]
  • Major-General George Philip Bradley Roberts assumed command of British 11th Armoured Division, superseding Major-General Brocas Burrows who had moved to General Officer West Africa Command. ww2dbase [AC]
China
  • Milton Miles was fired from the OSS by William Donovan in person in Chongqing, China. ww2dbase [Milton Miles | CPC]
  • William Donovan arrived in Chongqing, China and met with Dai Li, informing Dai that OSS agents would operate in China with or without Dai's cooperation. ww2dbase [William Donovan | CPC]
Italy
  • US Fifth Army captured Monte Carnino, Italy. Canadian troops attacked San Leonardo and San Donato, Italy, but would fail to take the town. ww2dbase [Advance to the Gustav Line | TH, CPC]
Russia United States
  • USS Wahoo was struck from the US Navy Register. ww2dbase [Wahoo | CPC]

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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