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12 Feb 1943
  • Pogy was commissioned into service. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Mingo was commissioned into service with Lieutenant Commander Ralph Lynch, Jr. in command. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • German engineering firm J. A. Topf und Söhne sent a letter to Auschwitz Concentration Camp in Poland, confirming that it had received the order to build Crematoriums II and III at the camp. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Soviet troops captured Rostov, Russia. ww2dbase [TH]
  • German troops fell back from Krasnodar to the Kuban defensive positions in southern Russia. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
  • Maximilian von Weichs stepped down as the commanding officer of German Armeegruppe B. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Caroline Islands Poland
  • Jews from the Bialystok ghetto in Poland began to be deported to Treblinka Concentration Camp. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 12 Feb 1943
Corporal Larry Corletti, Private Murril Chapman, and Private Louis Robles practicing abandoning a M3 medium tank at Camp Polk, Louisiana, United States, 12 Feb 1943

12 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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