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30 Jan 1943
  • German troops defeated French troops and captured Faïd Pass, Tunisia. ww2dbase [Battle of Faïd Pass and Sidi Bouzid | CPC]
  • Battle of Rennell Island in the Solomon Islands ended with a Japanese victory and the sinking of USS Chicago. ww2dbase [Solomon Islands Campaign | CPC]
  • HMS Samphire (Lieutenant Commander F. T. Renny) was torpedoed and sunk by the Italian submarine Platino off Bougie, Algeria. ww2dbase [AC]
  • Erich Raeder was officially relieved of his duty as the head of the German Navy. ww2dbase [Erich Raeder | CPC]
  • The repair work on light cruiser Voroshilov completed. ww2dbase [Voroshilov | CPC]
  • Satoru Anabuki, flying Ki-43 fighter "Fubuki", shot down a B-25 bomber over Toungoo, Burma, his 21st victory. ww2dbase [Satoru Anabuki | Toungoo | CPC]
Germany Japan Russia United States Photo(s) dated 30 Jan 1943
Lancaster bomber of No 1 Group, RAF Bomber Command over Hamburg, Germany, night of 30-31 Jan 1943Chicago low in the water on 30 Jan 1943, after she had been torpedoed by Japanese aircraft during the Battle of Rennell IslandUSS Louisville towing disabled USS Chicago, Battle of Rennell Island, 30 Jan 1943

30 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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