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2 Jan 1943
  • US I Corps recaptured Buna on New Guinea. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
  • Lockwood replaced English as the commanding officer of US Navy submarines in the Pacific. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • US Marine Corps and US Army aircraft attacked 10 Japanese destroyer transports west of Rendova, Solomon Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Major General Alexander M. Patch Jr. was designated Commanding General XIV Corps with three divisions under his command. His corps headquarters numbered less than a score of officers and men, almost all of whom are taken from the Americal Division staff. Brigadier General Edmund B. Sebree replaced General Patch as commanding General of the Americal Division. ww2dbase [AC]
  • Ion Antonescu of Romania met with Adolf Hitler to discuss the ensuing disaster in Stalingrad, Russia. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
  • USS Whale completed a period of repair at Pearl Harbor Navy Yard, US Territory of Hawaii. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
  • Destroyer Yuzuki arrived at Sasebo, Japan for a scheduled overhaul. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
  • He 111 aircraft stationed at Morozovskaya Airfield, Rostov Oblast, Russia were evacuated. Since the aircraft could not take all the equipment and supplies with them, commanding officer of KG 55 Oberstleutnant Ernst Kühl remained behind with a small staff in the hopes that the ground troops would be able to blunt the Soviet offensive so that the aircraft could return. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 2 Jan 1943
Australian Company Sergeant Major McCominski and Private M. Daniels waited as the accompanying M3 General Stuart tank attacking a Japanese pillbox, near Buna, New Guinea, 2 Jan 1943Stern view of USS New Mexico, 2 Jan 1943Type 97 Chi-Ha tank of 1st Tank Division during a night exercise in northeastern China, 2 Jan 1943

2 Jan 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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Lt. Gen. Lewis B. "Chesty" Puller, at Guadalcanal