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21 Oct 1943 British Western Pacific Territories
  • The personnel of US Marine Corps squadron VMF-214 was moved to the Russell Islands. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • US Army Air Forces 75th Bombardment Squadron of 42nd Bombardment Group, equipped with B-25 medium bombers, was transferred out of Henderson Field on Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
China French Indochina Japan
  • The keel of landing ship No. 127 was laid down by Kawanami Kogyo. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Poland
  • 1,007 Jews from the Westerbork camp in the Netherlands arrived at Auschwitz Concentration Camp in Poland. There were 87 children, 407 men and women under the age of 50 and 207 older people. After the selection 347 men and 170 women were registered. The other 409 were killed in the gas chambers. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • Dudley Pound passed away from brain tumor at the Royal Masonic Hospital in London, England, United Kingdom. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 21 Oct 1943
WAVES personnel serving as cheerleaders for the football team of Naval Air Station, Ottumwa, Iowa, United States, 21 Oct 1943. L to R: Virginia Gervais, Dorothy Nicoll, Mary Kneller, and Nancy Lanford

21 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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"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