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22 May 1943
  • Shigeru Fukudome was named the chief of staff of the Japanese Navy Combined Fleet. ww2dbase [Shigeru Fukudome | CPC]
  • Shokaku joined a large fleet for the Aleutian Islands, but the sortie was canceled as Attu was reclaimed by US forces. ww2dbase [Shokaku | CPC]
Atlantic Ocean
  • As German submarine Wolfpack Mosel of 21 boats continued its attack on North Atlantic Convoy ON-184, several aircraft flying from USS Bogue executed five different attacks against different submarines and damaged U-569 so badly that she was later scuttled by her crew along with also damaging U-305. ww2dbase [Black May | Bogue | AC]
  • Japanese troops launched an attack toward the region west of Yidu, Hubei Province, China. ww2dbase [Battle of Exi | Yidu, Hubei | CPC]
France Germany
  • Adolf Hitler, Erhard Milch, Adolf Galland, Willy Messerschmitt and others previewed the Me 262 jet fighter at Lechfeld, M√ľnchen-Oberbayern, Germany. Hitler liked the jet and demanded it to be used as a bomber. ww2dbase [Me 262 Schwalbe | Lagerlechfeld, M√ľnchen-Oberbayern | CPC]
  • Admiral Chester Nimitz boarded USS Wahoo at Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii to present awards. ww2dbase [Wahoo | Honolulu, Oahu | CPC]
  • Satoru Anabuki, flying Ki-43 fighter "Fubuki", shot down two Hurricane fighters over Chittagong, India (now Bangladesh), increasing his score to 42. ww2dbase [Satoru Anabuki | Chittagong | CPC]
United States Photo(s) dated 22 May 1943
B-17E Fortress ‚ÄúSally‚ÄĚ at 7-Mile Aerodrome, Port Moresby, New Guinea, May 22 1943. This was the personal transportation aircraft for LGen George Kenney, commander of Allied Air Forces, Southwest Pacific Area.

22 May 1943 Interactive Map

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
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