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22 Apr 1943
  • USS Scorpion sank three sampans with gunfire off Honshu, Japan. ww2dbase [Scorpion | CPC]
Czechoslovakia Germany
  • British Mosquito reconnaissance aircraft photographed a German rocket at Peenemünde, Germany but intelligence analysts could not be certain of the object photographed. ww2dbase [Peenemünde Army Research Center | CPC]
Hawaii Japan
  • Naka arrived at Yokosuka, Japan. ww2dbase [Naka | CPC]
Pacific Ocean
  • USS Wahoo conducted training off Midway Atoll. ww2dbase [Wahoo | 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 [Grenadier | 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 [Conclusion of the Desert War | CPC, AC]
Photo(s) dated 22 Apr 1943
Cruiser Montpelier entered Havannah Harbor, Efate, New Hebrides, 22 Apr 1943; note SOC floatplane in foregroundAircraft carrier USS Saratoga at Noumea, New Caledonia, 22 Apr 1943.Crown 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.
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22 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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