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19 Aug 1943
  • USS S-35 suffered mechanical issues in the port engine crankshaft and couplings and set sail for Dutch Harbor, US Territory of Alaska to receive repairs. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Finback attacked several Japanese surface ships with gunfire east of Borneo, sinking one small patrol vessel. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • As discussed in the Quebec Conference between US President Franklin Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, British scientists, including Klaus Fuchs, were to join the Manhattan Project. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • German defenses along the Mius River were breached near Stalino (now Donetsk), Ukraine. ww2dbase [TH]
  • German Luftwaffe Chief of Staff Oberstgeneral Hans Jeschonnek committed suicide. ww2dbase [TH]
  • US Marine Corps squadron VMF-214 was transferred to US Marine Aircraft Group 11 based in Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides. The pilots would not leave for Espiritu Santo until 3 Sep 1943. ww2dbase [CPC]
Australian Papua
  • The headquarters of USAAF 375th Troop Carrier Group was transferred to Dobodura Airfield, Australian Papua. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Germany
  • Paul von Kleist was mentioned in the Wehrmachtbericht daily radio report. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Netherlands
  • Robert Johnson scored his second kill over Woensdrecht, the Netherlands, shooting down a German Bf 109G fighter. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Pacific Ocean
  • USS Wahoo sighted a Soviet ship in the Sea of Okhotsk; she took no action. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • From Britain, Claude Auchinleck cabled Winston Churchill in Canada, attempting to convince the British Prime Minister to decrease the number of brigades to be assigned to Orde Wingate to only three; Wingate had requested eight. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United States
  • USS Alabama completed a scheduled overhaul at Norfolk Navy Yard, Virginia, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 19 Aug 1943
Wrecked Japanese aircraft, oil drums, and other rubble at Kiska, Aleutian Islands, US Territory of Alaska, 19 Aug 1943

19 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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