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4 Jan 1943
  • I-168 departed Shortland Islands in the Soloman Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
  • Polish resistance group ZOB attacked German occupation troops in the Jewish ghetto in Czestochowa, which resulted in failure. 251 were killed while a number of others were arrested and deported. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • For the delay in carrying out anti-Semitic policies ordered by Rome, mayors of Florence and Padua in Italy were fired by the Fascist Party. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • The US Army 161st Infantry, the US 6th Marine Regiment, and the headquarters of the US 2nd Marine Division arrived at Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Hartwig von Ludwiger stepped down as the commanding officer of 83rd Jäger Regiment. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
British Western Pacific Territories
  • American cruisers and destroyers bombarded the Japanese airfield at Munda Point, New Georgia in the Solomon Islands after sundown and into the next day. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Jerzy Iwanow-Szajnowicz was executed by a Nazi firing squad near Athens, Greece. ww2dbase [Main Article | JR]
  • Allied convoy JW-51B arrived in the Kola Inlet near Murmansk, Russia. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Soviet troops captured Morozovskaya Airfield, Rostov Oblast, Russia. Commanding officer of KG 55 Oberstleutnant Ernst Kühl and his small staff destroyed various equipment and supply dumps before evacuating. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 4 Jan 1943
WAVES enlisted personnel dining at Hotel Bedford, New York City, New York, United States, 4 Jan 1943

4 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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"All right, they're on our left, they're on our right, they're in front of us, they're behind us... they can't get away this time."

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