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30 Jan 1943
  • 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]
Burma
  • Satoru Anabuki, flying Ki-43 fighter "Fubuki", shot down a B-25 bomber over Toungoo, Burma, his 21st victory. ww2dbase [Satoru Anabuki | CPC]
Germany Japan
  • Tatsuta Maru departed Yokosuka, Japan and arrived at Yokohama, Japan later on the same day. ww2dbase [Tatsuta Maru | CPC]
Russia
  • Soviet troops reached Red Square in central Stalingrad, Russia. ww2dbase [Battle of Stalingrad | CPC]
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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