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14 Aug 1943
  • USS S-28 set a course for the Aleutian Islands. ww2dbase [S-28 | CPC]
  • USS Bailey arrived at San Diego, California. ww2dbase [Bailey | DS]
  • USS Nicholas departed Tulagi as an escort for troop transports bound for Vella Lavella, Solomon Islands. ww2dbase [Nicholas | DS]
Australian Papua
  • A Japanese reconnaissance aircraft discovered the new US airfield at Tsili-Tsili, Australian Papua. ww2dbase [Tsili-Tsili | CPC]
  • 433rd Fighter Squadron (flying P-38 aicraft) and the headquarters unit of USAAF 475th Fighter Group was transferred to Dobodura Airfield, Australian Papua. ww2dbase [Dobodura Airfield | Dobodura | CPC]
British Western Pacific Territories
  • US Marine Corps Brigadier General Francis Mulcahy moved the headquarters of Aircraft, New Georgia from Rendova island to the Munda Point airfield on New Georgia in the Solomon Islands. ww2dbase [Solomon Islands Campaign | CPC]
  • US Marine Corps fighters at Munda, New Georgia were deemed operational. ww2dbase [Munda, New Georgia | CPC]
Italy Pacific Ocean
  • USS Wahoo attacked three medium freighters in the Sea of Japan; the torpedo missed. ww2dbase [Wahoo | CPC]
  • The German troops at Belgorod, Russia broke out of the region after suffering 20,000 killed. ww2dbase [Battle of Belgorod | Belgorod | CPC]
Ukraine United States
  • Joseph Rochefort received orders to go to Eureka, California, United States for the commissioning of the 5th section of floating drydock ABSD-2. ww2dbase [Joseph Rochefort | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 14 Aug 1943
Aerial photo of Cotten underway off New York City, 14 Aug 1943US Army Major General J. Lawton Collins and Major Charles Davis at New Georgia, Solomon Islands, 14 Aug 1943Portside midships of USS Nicholas during a patrol in the Solomon Island “Slot,” 14 Aug 1943. Note the depth charge launchers along the rail.

14 Aug 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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