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19 Apr 1943
  • I-168 arrived at Kiska, Aleutian Islands with a cargo of ammunition and mail. ww2dbase [I-68/I-168 | CPC]
  • At the Bermuda Conference, US and UK representatives discussed Jewish refugee issues in occupied Europe with little result. ww2dbase [Bermuda Conference | CPC]
  • Belgian and Jewish underground movements attacked a transport of Jews from the Mechelen transit camp in Belgium. 150 Jews were rescued, but 220 died in the process. It was the only resistance effort during the Holocaust that had attacked a transport train. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • USS Scorpion arrived off Nakaminato, eastern Honshu, Japan; after sundown, she deployed naval mines. ww2dbase [Scorpion | CPC]
  • HMS Seraph departed Holy Loch, Scotland, United Kingdom with the body of Glyndwr Michael, dressed as Major William Martin and planted with false documents intended to mislead the Germans. ww2dbase [Operation Mincemeat | CPC]
  • Destroyers USS Nicholas and USS Fletcher departed Nouméa, New Caledonia escorting tender USS Whitney to Sydney, Australia. ww2dbase [Nicholas | DS]
British Western Pacific Territories Germany
  • In Hamburg, Germany, Traute Lafrenz was sentenced to an one-year prison term for her involvement with the White Rose resistance group. ww2dbase [Traute Lafrenz | Hamburg | CPC]
Hawaii Poland
  • Waffen-SS used tanks and other heavy weapons to counter the uprising at the Jewish ghetto in Warsaw, Poland, killing and deporting at least 50,000 during the following 27 days. ww2dbase [Warsaw Ghetto Uprising | Warsaw | CPC]
  • Viktor Abakumov was named the head of the newly formed Soviet Main Directorate of Counterintelligence (GUKR) SMERSH; he reported directly to Joseph Stalin. ww2dbase [Viktor Abakumov | CPC]
  • Joseph Stalin ordered NKVD's UOO to be split into three separate military counterintelligence directorates and to be placed under the NKO, the Navy Commissariat, and the NKVD. ww2dbase [Joseph Stalin | CPC]
United States
  • USS Hoe departed New London, Connecticut, United States for Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii. ww2dbase [Hoe | New London, Connecticut | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 19 Apr 1943
US Army Privates Mearl Hatfield and Clen C. Campbell operating the portable laundry diesel engine, New Guinea, 19 Apr 1943Canberra sliding down the ways, Bethlehem Steel Company Fore River Shipyard, Quincy, Massachusetts, United States, 19 Apr 1943Launching of Canberra, Bethlehem Steel Company Fore River Shipyard, Quincy, Massachusetts, United States, 19 Apr 1943Wreck of G4M bomber whose crash killed Admiral Yamamoto, Bougainville, Solomon Islands, Apr 1943
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Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
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