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14 Feb 1943
  • German troops launched an offensive against American forces at and near Sidi Bouzid, Tunisia. ww2dbase [Battle of Faïd Pass and Sidi Bouzid | CPC]
  • USS Runner attacked and claimed the sinking of a Japanese transport in the western Pacific; she reported 3 torpedoes expended and 2 hits. ww2dbase [Runner (Gato-class) | CPC]
Burma
  • Orde Wingate's first Chindit expedition, which had set off in great secrecy four days earlier, reached and crossed the Chinwin River badly behind schedule. Here, an agitated Wingate would discover that an RAF supply drop, which included letters from home, had fallen into Japanese hands, compromising security. ww2dbase [Operation Longcloth | Orde Wingate | AC]
Caroline Islands
  • Japanese hospital ship Hikawa Maru departed Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Hikawa Maru | Truk | CPC]
  • Destroyer Yukikaze arrived at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Yukikaze | Truk | CPC]
Poland
  • Commandant Rudolf Höss of the Auschwitz Concentration Camp issued Garrison Order No. 3 which instructed the SS guards to "maintain an appropriate distance from the prisoners" to order to prevent the spread of typhus which was rampant among the prisoners. ww2dbase [Auschwitz Concentration Camp | Rudolf Höss | Oswiecim | CPC]

14 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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