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17 Jan 1943

Burma
  • Satoru Anabuki, flying Ki-43 fighter "Fubuki", shot down a Hurricane fighter over Burma, his 16th victory. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Caroline Islands
  • Repair ship Akashi began repairing seaplane tender Sanyo Maru and destroyers Kagero and Oyashio at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
  • A Japanese convoy carrying Japanese Army troops transferred from China departed Truk, Caroline Islands for Shortland Islands, Solomon Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Germany
  • Journalist Richard Dimbleby flew in a British No. 106 Squadron Lancaster bomber over Berlin, Germany during a raid to record a live report, which was broadcast by the BBC on the following day. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Japan
  • Nachi arrived at Paramushiro (Paramushir), Kurile Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
  • USS Haddock fired 3 torpedoes at a convoy, sinking an oiler 10 miles south of Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan with 1 hit. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Pacific Ocean
  • USS Grayback fired torpedoes at destroyer, which was escorting a freighter, in the Solomon Sea; the torpedoes missed, and Grayback was subjected to 19 depth charges, which caused a serious leak that would force her to cut her patrol short. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Finback sank a Japanese patrol boat south of Japan with her deck gun. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Whale sank Japanese freighter Heiyo Maru between Truk, Caroline Islands and Japan, hitting her with 7 of 9 torpedoes fired. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • Allied convoy JW-52 departed Liverpool, England, United Kingdom. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]

17 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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