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19 Apr 1943
  • I-168 arrived at Kiska, Aleutian Islands with a cargo of ammunition and mail. ww2dbase [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
  • USS Hoe departed for Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Scorpion arrived off Nakaminato, eastern Honshu, Japan; after sundown, she deployed naval mines. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • At the Bermuda Conference, US and UK representatives discussed Jewish refugee issues in occupied Europe with little result. ww2dbase [Main Article | 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]
  • 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 [Main Article | CPC]
British Western Pacific Territories
  • A search party found the remains of Isoroku Yamamoto on Bougainville, Solomon Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Haddock arrived at Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii, ending her fourth war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
  • 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 [Main Article | 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 [Main Article | 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 [Main Article | 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 1943Funeral of James Wakasa at the Topaz Relocation Center, Utah, United States, 19 Apr 1943; Wakasa was killed by a military policeman guarding the camp fence
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19 Apr 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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