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19 Oct 1943
  • US Navy communiqué revealed that, since 7 Dec 1941, American submarines had sunk 319 Japanese vessels and damaged at least 81. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Louis Mountbatten met with Chiang Kaishek for the second day in a row. Mountbatten offered Chiang 10,000 tons of supplies to be flown over the Hump to China each month, while Chiang allowed Mountbatten to launch guerrilla operations into northern Burma. ww2dbase [Burma Road and the Hump | Louis Mountbatten | CPC]
  • Light carrier Ryuho arrived at Seletar, Singapore. ww2dbase [Ryuho | CPC]
Atlantic Ocean
  • USS Ranger and the Royal Navy Home Fleet reached their northern-most point in their Arctic patrol before returning south to Scapa Flow. ww2dbase [Ranger | DS]
Australian New Guinea British Western Pacific Territories
  • US Marine Corps squadron VMF-214 strafed Kara Airfield (Bougainville), Kahili Airfield (Bougainville), and Ballale Airfield (Shortland Islands) in the Solomon Islands. They caused only minor damage. ww2dbase [New Guinea-Papua Campaign, Phase 3 | CPC]
Caroline Islands
  • Shokaku arrived at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Shokaku | Truk | CPC]
  • Barbers Point Naval Air Station: Twenty-two officers and 500 men of CASU-17; 12 officers and 175 men of ACORN-14; 22 officers and 132 men of ARGUS-12; 2 officers and 190 men of CASU-18; 19 officers and 139 men of ARGUS-15; 5 officers and 383 men of ACORN-16; and one staff officer of Task Group 19.14 arrived on board. ww2dbase [Barbers Point Naval Air Station | Ewa, Oahu | DS]
Italy Marshall Islands
  • Yamato arrived at Brown Atoll, Eniwetok, Marshall Islands. ww2dbase [Yamato | Eniwetok | CPC]

19 Oct 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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