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22 Apr 1943
  • USS Scorpion sank three sampans with gunfire off Honshu, Japan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • A transport of Jews from Westerbork Concentration Camp arrived at Theresienstadt Concentration Camp in Sudetenland in southern Germany (occupied Czechoslovakia). ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
  • British Mosquito reconnaissance aircraft photographed a German rocket at Peenemünde, Germany but intelligence analysts could not be certain of the object photographed. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Barbers Point Naval Air Station: Fire station and Public Works garage turned over to station. ww2dbase [Main Article | DS]
Japan Pacific Ocean
  • USS Wahoo conducted training off Midway Atoll. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The US Submarine Grenadier was scuttled by her crew after suffering severe damage from Japanese air attack off Penang on the Malay Peninsula. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
  • South African and British fighters intercepted an Italian air convoy off Tunisia, Italian North Africa and claimed to have shot down 12 transport aircraft and 7 escorts. On the ground, the final Allied assault began against the remaining Axis forces in North Africa with armoured thrusts from Sidi Nsir, Medjez, and Pont du Fahs. Only at Enfidaville was there a halt. Resistance remained fierce, however, and was professionally handled by the Germans and Italians, allowing units of the Luftwaffe to be evacuated from the shrinking perimeter. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC, AC]
Photo(s) dated 22 Apr 1943
Cruiser Montpelier entered Havannah Harbor, Efate, New Hebrides, 22 Apr 1943; note SOC floatplane in foregroundCrown Prince Hirohito inspecting sugar industry facilities, Heito, Taiwan, 22 Apr 1943Members of the British 11th Royal Horse Artillery, First Armoured Division, pose with their Canadian Chevrolet-built CMP 4x4 truck, messenger motorcycle, and canine mascot, Tunisia, 22 Apr 1943.Wife of Vice Admiral V. H. Godfrey launching a newly constructed sloop for the Indian Navy, HMIS Kistna, at Yarrows Yard, Clydebank, Scotland, United Kingdom, 22 Apr 1943
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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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