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22 Nov 1943
  • USS Scorpion observed a Japanese convoy in the Mariana Islands but was unable to attack. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Seahorse sank Japanese cargo ship Daishu Maru south of Japan, hitting her with two of four torpedoes fired. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • 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 [Main Article | 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 [Main Article | 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 [Main Article | CPC]
Caroline Islands Germany
  • Berlin, Germany was heavily bombed by 764 RAF aircraft (469 Lancaster, 234 Halifax, 50 Stirling, and 11 Mosquito), dropping over 2,300 tons of explosives; 26 bombers were lost. 175,000 Germans were made homeless and the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church was destroyed. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
  • The Kroll Opera House in Berlin, Germany was damaged by British bombers. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
Hawaii
  • Commander Hinton A. Owens relieved Commander Donald C. Varian as the commanding officer of USS Luce at Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC, DS]
Marshall Islands
  • USS Yorktown (Essex-class) concentrated on installations and planes at Mili Atoll, Marshall Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | Event | DS]
Taiwan
  • A US aircraft conducted a reconnaissance flight over Taichu Airfield ("Toyohara") in central Taiwan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • Allied convoy JW-54B departed Liverpool, England, United Kingdom. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United States
  • USS Gar completed overhaul at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | 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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Winston Churchill, 1935