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10 Mar 1943
  • The Japanese Navy removed Tatsuta Maru from the Navy List. ww2dbase [Tatsuta Maru | 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 [Claire Chennault | CPC]
  • Axis forces participating in the failed Operation Capri attack in southeastern Tunisia fell back to the Mareth Line. ww2dbase [Battle of Medenine | CPC]
  • The German Gestapo organization sent 11 Polish men and 11 Polish women from Bielsko, Poland to Auschwitz Concentration Camp. ww2dbase [Discovery of Concentration Camps and the Holocaust | CPC]
  • Captain Teruhiko Miyoshi was named the commanding officer of battleship Mutsu. ww2dbase [Mutsu | CPC]
  • Daly was commissioned into service. ww2dbase [Daly | 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 [Operation Longcloth | CPC]
  • German submarine U-255 sank freighter Richard Bland of Allied convoy RA-53; 61 were killed, 1 survived. ww2dbase [Arctic Convoys | CPC]
  • At Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides, USS Nicholas transferred from Destroyer Squadron 5 (DesRon5) to Destroyer Squadron 21 (DesRon21), Cdr Francis McInerney commanding. ww2dbase [Nicholas | DS]
Alaska Atlantic Ocean
  • Auxiliary Aircraft Carrier USS Bogue and her escorts detached from Convoy HX228 in the mid-Atlantic and set course back toward Argentia, Newfoundland. ww2dbase [Bogue | DS]
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 [Henderson Field | Lunga Point, Guadalcanal | CPC]
  • Lin Sen was involved in an automobile accident in Chongqing, China. ww2dbase [Lin Sen | Chongqing | CPC]
Pacific Ocean
  • USS Whale arrived in waters off Tanapag Harbor, Saipan, Mariana Islands. ww2dbase [Whale | 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 [London, England | AC]
United States 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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George Patton, 31 May 1944

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