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15 Nov 1943
  • Shinyo was commissioned into service. ww2dbase [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
  • USS Scorpion patrolled off Saipan, Mariana Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The British attempt to retake Leros, Greece failed. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
  • The Allied Expeditionary Air Force was formed in preparation for the eventual invasion of northern Europe. ww2dbase [TH]
  • Raymond Wheeler was named the principal administrative officer of the Allied South East Command. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Pierre Barjot was promoted to the rank of captain in the Free French Navy. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Caroline Islands China
  • Joseph Stilwell departed Chongqing, China. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Hawaii
  • USS Haddock arrived at Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii, ending her seventh war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
Italy
  • US Fifth Army's offensive was halted in southern Italy. Far to the north, a state of emergency was declared in Milan due to civil unrest. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
Japan United Kingdom
  • Allied convoy JW-54A departed Liverpool, England, United Kingdom. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 15 Nov 1943
Cuttlefish off the Philadelphia Navy Yard, Pennsylvania, United States, 15 Nov 1943, photo 1 of 3Cuttlefish off the Philadelphia Navy Yard, Pennsylvania, United States, 15 Nov 1943, photo 2 of 3Cuttlefish off the Philadelphia Navy Yard, Pennsylvania, United States, 15 Nov 1943, photo 3 of 3An American aircraft carrier deck crewman resting between aircraft landings, off Tarawa, Gilbert Islands, circa Nov 1943
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15 Nov 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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