9 Dec 1943
  • The British government announced the establishment of the Council of Freedom in Denmark. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • USS Yorktown (Essex-class) entered Pearl Harbor and began a month of air training operations in the Hawaiian Islands ww2dbase [Main Article | DS]
  • USS Portland entered Pearl Harbor, Hawaii for drydocking and repairs to her rudder and propellers. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | DS]
  • Barbers Point Naval Air Station: Three officers and 23 men of GROPAC-5 departed. More of ARGUS-15 arrived on board. Air Group 6 arrived on board. ww2dbase [Main Article | DS]
  • Canadian troops captured San Leonardo, Italy. US and British troops captured the surroundings of Monte Camino to the west. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • Allied convoy RA-54B arrived at Loch Ewe, Scotland, United Kingdom. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 9 Dec 1943
US Lieutenant Colonel Lucius Drafts, US Lieutenant General George Brett, and Ecuadorian Defense Minister General Alberto Romero at the Galápagos Islands, 9 Dec 1943US Major Hoover, US Lieutenant General George Brett, Ecuadorian Defense Minister General Alberto Romero, unidentified officer, and US Lieutenant Colonel Lucius Drafts at the Galápagos Islands, 9 Dec 1943Marine Pfc C.H. McClure servicing the three Browning M2 .50 caliber machine guns in the right wing of an F4U-1 Corsair fighter on Bougainville, Dec 9, 1943

9 Dec 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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