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26 Apr 1943
  • RAF bombers conducted a raid against Duisburg, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Caroline Islands India
  • The No. 5 Column of the Chindits arrived in Imphal, India. Only 95 men of the original force of 318 returned. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Japan Poland
  • Jürgen Stroop reported that, in the effort to liquidate the Warsaw ghetto in Poland, 1,330 Jews had been pulled out of their strongholds and killed, 662 were killed in combat, and 30 were captured and sent to concentration camps. ww2dbase [Main Article | Event | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 26 Apr 1943
The Deck Officer gives an SNJ-3C Texan the go-ahead to launch from the training aircraft carrier USS Wolverine on Lake Michigan, United States, 26 Apr 1943.

26 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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