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14 Jun 1943
  • USS Tunny attacked a Japanese convoy east of Murilo Island, Marshall Islands. As she moved into position to attack the three transports, the two escorting destroyers detected her and attacked with 4-inch shells. She dove but maintain her course into attack position, firing four torpedoes at a range of 3,100 meters and claiming three hits. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Admiral John Newton relieved Admiral William Halsey as the commanding officer of the South Pacific area. Combined with this personnel change was the transfer of the Solomon Islands region to the Southwest Pacific command. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The RAF's 2nd Tactical Air Force was formed to train close support aircraft squadrons for tactical operations during Operation Overlord. ww2dbase [AC]
  • Barbers Point Naval Air Station: Bowling Alley turned over to station. ww2dbase [Main Article | DS]
United States
  • USS S-44 departed Philadelphia Navy Yard, Pennsylvania, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 14 Jun 1943
During rehearsals for the New Georgia operation, troops climb down nets hung over the side of attack transport USS McCawley to board LCVP landing craft at Noumea, New Caledonia, 14 Jun 1943Chiang Kaishek, He Yingqin, and Wu Tiecheng, Chongqing, China, 14 Jun 1943An Iranian, a Chinese, and two British officers in conversation during the United Nations Day Parade, London, England, United Kingdom, 14 Jun 1943

14 Jun 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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