29 October 1943

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War at Sea

German submarine U-282 sunk with all hands south east of Greenland

Eastern Front

General of Panzer Troops Hans Valentin Hube takes command of First Panzer Army

Pacific

New Zealand beach head at Soanotalu on northern Mono Island is attacked for the first time (Operation Goodtime).

US troops on Choiseul send out patrols to find the Japanese (Operation Blissful)

Books

Hitler's Panzer Armies on the Eastern Front, Robert Kirchubel. A 'unit history' written on the largest scale, tracing the campaigns fought by the four Panzer Armies on the Eastern Front, from their roles in the early German victories, to their eventual defeat and destruction in the ruins of the Reich. A very useful contribution to the literature on the Eastern Front. [read full review]
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How to cite this article: Rickard, J (28 December 2007), 29 October 1943, http://www.historyofwar.org/secondworldwar/date/1943_10_29.html
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