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13 Feb 1943
  • The Jews of Djerba, Tunisia were ordered to pay 10 million Francs to the local German occupation administration. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • The Northern Group of the Chindits crossed the Indian-Burmese border at Tonhe. ww2dbase [Operation Longcloth | CPC]
  • Karl von Le Suire was named the commanding officer of German 46th Infantry Division. ww2dbase [Karl von Le Suire | CPC]
  • USS Nicholas departed Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides bound for Efate, New Hebrides. ww2dbase [Nicholas | DS]
France Pacific Ocean
  • F4U-1 Corsair aircraft of US Marines squadron VMF-124 made their first operational debut, escorting a US Navy Catalina aircraft on a Dumbo search and rescue mission, 200 miles north of Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands. ww2dbase [F4U Corsair | AC]
  • USS S-44 arrived at Trinidad. ww2dbase [S-44 | CPC]
United States
  • USS Alabama arrived at Casco Bay, Maine, United States. ww2dbase [Alabama | Casco Bay, Maine | CPC]
  • USS Ancon arrived at New York, New York, United States. Later that day, she was assigned to the Atlantic Fleet Amphibious Forces. ww2dbase [Ancon | New York | CPC]
  • With a load of 75 USAAF P-40L fighters, USS Ranger departed Norfolk, Virginia bound for North Africa. ww2dbase [Norfolk Navy Yard | Ranger | Norfolk, Virginia | DS]

13 Feb 1943 Interactive Map

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
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