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7 Feb 1943
  • Destroyer Yukikaze evacuated troops from Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Tunny patrolled off Shantou, China. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The Japanese Army completed Operation Ke, the evacuation of Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands, as the final 1,796 soldiers were evacuated by 18 ships. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
  • The US Navy transferred two US submarine squadrons from Brisbane, Australia to Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Admiral William Halsey named Rear Admiral Richmond Turner the overall commander of the Russell Islands operation. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Chiang Kaishek messaged Franklin Roosevelt, agreeing with Chinese support for an offensive into Burma. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The 409-ton minesweeper trawler HMS Tervani (pennant number 4.110; Frederick George Blockwell, RNR) was sunk by the Italian submarine Platino off Cape Bougaroni, Algeria. Blockwell was killed in the attack. ww2dbase [HM]
  • He Yingqin departed Chongqing, China for India. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Wahoo arrived at Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii, ending her third war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Archibald Wavell visited Orde Wingate's Chindit headquarters 7 miles north of Imphal, India. Wingate was able to convince Wavell to continue the Chindit operations despite the fact that the offensive into Arakan, Burma was soon to be canceled. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • The British motor gun boat MGB 109 (BPB 72 feet-type class) fell victim of the mines laid around North Foreland, England, United Kingdom. The vessel did not sink and was helped back to port but was declared a total loss. ww2dbase [HM]
Photo(s) dated 7 Feb 1943
Lieutenant Commander Dudley Morton and Lieutenant Richard OLieutenant Commander Dudley Morten (at open bridge) and Lieutenant Richard OUSS Wahoo arriving at Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii, 7 Feb 1943USS Alabama at Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, Virginia, United States, 7 Feb 1943

7 Feb 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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Captain Henry P. Jim Crowe, Guadalcanal, 13 Jan 1943