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17 Nov 1943
  • Shokaku's commanding officer Captain Hiroshi Matsubara was relieved; the successor was unknown. ww2dbase [Shokaku | CPC]
  • Koichi Shiozawa passed away from an acute pancreas ailment. ww2dbase [Koichi Shiozawa | CPC]
  • Australian 9th Division launched an offensive to take Sattelberg, New Guinea. ww2dbase [New Guinea-Papua Campaign, Phase 3 | CPC]
  • Soviet troops captured Korosten, Ukraine. ww2dbase [TH]
  • Bataan (Independence-class) was commissioned into service. ww2dbase [Bataan (Independence-class) | CPC]
  • USS Gunnel started her third war patrol. ww2dbase [Gunnel | CPC]
  • US Marine Corps squadron VMF-214 began training missions in the South Pacific. ww2dbase [CPC]
Caroline Islands
  • Japanese submarine I-176 fired three torpedoes at an un-identified enemy submarine south of Truk in the Caroline Islands, claiming two hits. The target might be USS Corvina. ww2dbase [Corvina | CPC]
France United Kingdom
  • The British government announced that Sir Oswald Mosley, well-known British fascist, was to be released from imprisonment due to health reasons, to public protest. ww2dbase [Oswald Mosley | TH, CPC]
Photo(s) dated 17 Nov 1943
German Army Oberleutnant Wilhelm Knauth receiving the Knight

17 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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