9 September 1943

September 1943

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Eastern Front

Soviet North Caucasus Front begins Novorossiisk-Taman offensive against last German toe-hold in the Caucasus.

War in the Air

Eighth Air Force Heavy Bomber Mission No. 94: 87 aircraft sent to attack industrial targets at Paris and Beaumont-sur-Oise airfield, 63 to attack Beauvais/ Tille airfield, 37 to attack Lille/ Nord airfield, 56 to Lille/ Vendeville, 38 to St. Omer/ Longuenesse and St. Omer/ Ft. Rouge, 50 to Abbeville/ Drucat and 56 to Vitry-en-Artois. Of 377 aircraft sent out, only two are lost.

War at Sea

The Italian battleship Roma is sunk by the Germans while on its way to surrender in Malta with the main Italian fleet

Italy

Allied troops land at Salerno

The British 1st Airborne Division lands at Taranto

Diplomacy

Persia declares war on Germany


How to cite this article: Rickard, J (28 December 2007), 9 September 1943, http://www.historyofwar.org/secondworldwar/date/1943_09_09.html
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