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18 Mar 1943

Alaska Burma
  • The Allies abandoned the attempt to drive Japanese from Donbaik, Burma. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The main body of the Northern Group of the Chindits completed the crossing of the Irrawaddy River. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Byelorussia
  • Famed Polish Jewish violinist Henri Czaplinski (aka. Genrikh Maksimovich Chaplinsky in Soviet documents) joined the Donukalov Partisan Brigade near Minsk, Byelorussia. ww2dbase [CPC]
Caroline Islands France
  • Italians began to raise the wreck of Algérie in sections at Toulon, France. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
  • Vichy France repealed a number of anti-Semitic laws. ww2dbase [CPC]
Germany
  • USAAF aircraft bombed the Vegesack district of Bremen, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Hawaii
  • USS Tunny departed Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii for her second war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
Pacific Ocean
  • 56 western missionaries and western civilians, 2 Chinese adult civilians, and 2 Chinese infants were executed by gunfire or drowning aboard Japanese destroyer Akikaze in the Pacific Ocean. ww2dbase [CPC]
Switzerland
  • Switzerland was warned of a seemingly impending German invasion. ww2dbase [CPC]
Tunisia
  • US 1st Ranger Battalion captured El Guettar, Tunisia. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • Oswald Mosley and Diana Mosley received Norah Elam and Dudley Elam while in imprisonment in London, England, United Kingdom. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United States
  • The keel of destroyer USS Cassin Young was laid down by Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation at San Pedro, Los Angeles, California, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 18 Mar 1943
B5N Type 97 torpedo bomber landing on Japanese carrier Shokaku, somewhere in the South Pacific, 18 Mar 1943General Dwight Eisenhower sharing a lighter moment with four US Army soldiers in Tunisia, 18 Mar 1943.King George VI of the United Kingdom aboard HMS Glasgow at Scapa Flow, Scotland, United Kingdom, 18-21 Mar 1943Keel of USS Cassin Young at Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation shipyard, San Pedro, California, United States, 18 Mar 1943
See all photos dated 18 Mar 1943

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis

18 Mar 1943 Interactive Map




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