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22 Jul 1943
  • Canfield was commissioned into service. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Skipjack damaged a Japanese transport south of Japan, hitting her with one of four torpedoes fired. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • US 2nd Armored Division captured Palermo, Sicily. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
Caroline Islands United Kingdom
  • British Joint Intelligence Committee reported that the Allied Combined Bomber Offensive had successfully prevented the Germans from deploying more than half of its fighter strength to other fronts of the European War. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Destroyer HMS Ursa was launched. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Minesweeper HMS Frolic was launched. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • The keel of corvette HMS Allington Castle was laid down. ww2dbase [CPC]
United States
  • Lockheed and USAAF completed a three day evaluation of a full scale mock up of a XP-80 jet fighter. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis

22 Jul 1943 Interactive Map




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