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10 Mar 1943
  • Captain Teruhiko Miyoshi was named the commanding officer of battleship Mutsu. ww2dbase [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
  • Daly was commissioned into service. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The Japanese Navy removed Tatsuta Maru from the Navy List. ww2dbase [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
  • Claire Chennault was promoted to the rank of major general and placed in command of the newly formed USAAF 14th Air Force in China. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Axis forces participating in the failed Operation Capri attack in southeastern Tunisia fell back to the Mareth Line. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The German Gestapo organization sent 11 Polish men and 11 Polish women from Bielsko, Poland to Auschwitz Concentration Camp. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The No. 1 Column of the Northern Group of the Chindits destroyed the rail bridge at Kyaikthin, Burma and crossed the Irrawaddy River with the help of locals. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • German submarine U-255 sank freighter Richard Bland of Allied convoy RA-53; 61 were killed, 1 survived. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Alaska British Western Pacific Territories
  • US Navy squadrons VF-26, VF-27, and VF-28, all equipped with F4F fighters, were assigned to Henderson Field on Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
China
  • Lin Sen was involved in an automobile accident in Chongqing, China. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Pacific Ocean
  • USS Whale arrived in waters off Tanapag Harbor, Saipan, Mariana Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • Group Captain Sidney Bufton replaced Air Commodore J. W. Baker as the Director of Bomber Operations at the Air Ministry in London, England, United Kingdom. ww2dbase [AC]
United States
  • George Kenney and Richard Sutherland arrived at Washington DC, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 10 Mar 1943
The launch of submarine Apogon, 10 Mar 1943Recruit of Indianapolis on

10 Mar 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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