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22 Nov 1943
  • Air Vice Marshal M. Henderson became the commanding officer of the No. 12 Group RAF. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • The German occupation of the Dodecanese Islands was completed. ww2dbase [Dodecanese Campaign | TH]
  • Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Chiang Kaishek met at Cairo, Egypt. In the evening, Anglo-American leaders including Churchill, Roosevelt, Harry Hopkins, Louis Mountbatten, Joseph Stilwell, and Claire Chennault dined together. ww2dbase [Cairo Conference | CPC]
  • USS Scorpion observed a Japanese convoy in the Mariana Islands but was unable to attack. ww2dbase [Scorpion | CPC]
  • USS Seahorse sank Japanese cargo ship Daishu Maru south of Japan, hitting her with two of four torpedoes fired. ww2dbase [Seahorse | CPC]
Australian Papua
  • 418th Night Fighter Squadron (flying P-61 aircraft) of USAAF V Fighter Command was transferred from Milne Bay to Dobodura Airfield, Australian Papua. ww2dbase [Dobodura Airfield | CPC]
Caroline Islands
  • Japanese hospital ship Hikawa Maru arrived at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Hikawa Maru | CPC]
  • Naka arrived at Ponape, Caroline Islands and embarked about 700 troops intended for Tarawa, Gilbert Islands. ww2dbase [Naka | CPC]
Germany Hawaii Marshall Islands Taiwan
  • A US aircraft conducted a reconnaissance flight over Taichu Airfield ("Toyohara") in central Taiwan. ww2dbase [Taichu Airfield | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • Allied convoy JW-54B departed Liverpool, England, United Kingdom. ww2dbase [Arctic Convoys | CPC]
United States
  • USS Gar completed overhaul at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States. ww2dbase [Mare Island Navy Yard | Gar | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 22 Nov 1943
TBF Avenger aircraft flew above Enterprise during Gilbert Islands campaign, 22 Nov 1943American tank disabled at Betio beach, Tarawa Atoll, Gilbert Islands, 22 Nov 1943Japanese beach obstacles, Betio, Tarawa Atoll, 22 Nov 1943Major General Julian Smith, Colonel Meritt Edson, and Brigadier General Thomas Bourke, Betio, Tarawa Atoll, 22 Nov 1943
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22 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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General Douglas MacArthur at Leyte, 17 Oct 1944