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22 Aug 1943
  • USS S-31 departed Nouméa, New Caledonia for her eighth war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Pompon arrived at Brisbane, Australia, ending her first war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Tunny reached Palau Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Gilbert and Ellice Islands
  • Elements of the US 2nd Marine Airdrome Battalion landed on Nukufetau, Ellice Islands. ww2dbase [CPC]
Hawaii
  • USS Yorktown (Essex-class) stood out of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii bound for her first combat of the war. ww2dbase [Main Article | DS]
  • Barbers Point Naval Air Station: More of Air Group 9 departed. More of Air Group 5 departed. More of Air Group 23 departed. ww2dbase [Main Article | DS]
Italy
  • George Patton apologized to doctors and nurses who witnessed him slapping enlisted men for accused cowardice. Later in the day, Patton met entertainer Bob Hope and asked Hope to announced on the radio that Patton loved and cared for his men. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Ukraine
  • German troops in Kharkov, Ukraine began evacuating after sundown. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]

22 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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"No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. You win the war by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country!"

George Patton, 31 May 1944