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21 Nov 1943
  • Feldmarschall Kesselring was appointed commander of all German forces in Italy. ww2dbase [Albert Kesselring | TH]
  • Feldmarschall Rommel was placed in command of Atlantikwall defenses in France. ww2dbase [Erwin Rommel | TH]
  • Journalist Drew Pearson publicized George Patton's "slapping incident" of 3 Aug 1943, stirring controversy. ww2dbase [George Patton | CPC]
  • Winston Churchill met with Chiang Kaishek for the first time in Cairo, Egypt. In the evening, he dined with Alan Brooke, Charles Portal, John Dill, Sholto Douglas, and Louis Mountbatten. ww2dbase [Winston Churchill | CPC]
  • The French Committee of National Liberty decided to release the President of Lebanon and the other arrested ministers. ww2dbase [AC]
Caroline Islands
  • Naka departed Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Naka | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 21 Nov 1943
US Marines fighting on Betio, Tarawa Atoll, Nov 1943, photo 1 of 2US Marines fighting on Betio, Tarawa Atoll, Nov 1943, photo 2 of 2American Marines negotiating Japanese-laid barb wire, Betio, Tarawa Atoll, 21 Nov 1943Betio airfield, Tarawa Atoll, 21 Nov 1943
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21 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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"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