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22 Aug 1943
  • USS S-31 departed Nouméa, New Caledonia for her eighth war patrol. ww2dbase [S-31 | CPC]
  • USS Tunny reached Palau Islands. ww2dbase [Tunny | CPC]
  • USS Pompon arrived at Brisbane, Australia, ending her first war patrol. ww2dbase [Pompon | CPC]
Gilbert and Ellice Islands
  • Elements of the US 2nd Marine Airdrome Battalion landed on Nukufetau, Ellice Islands. ww2dbase [CPC]
Hawaii 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 [George Patton | CPC]

22 Aug 1943 Interactive Map

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
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