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7 Dec 1943
  • The planned escort carrier Woodcliff Bay was renamed Makin Island. ww2dbase [Makin Island | DS]
Caroline Islands
  • Destroyer Yukikaze departed Truk, Caroline Islands to escort carrier Chitose and transport Irako to Yokosuka, Japan. ww2dbase [Yukikaze | CPC]
China
  • William Donovan met with Chiang Kaishek at Chiang's home in Chongqing, China. Chiang, who had been told by Dai Li that Donovan wanted to send OSS intelligence agents into China even without Chinese authorization, told Donovan he would not tolerate such challenge to Chinese sovereignty. ww2dbase [William Donovan | CPC]
Hawaii Italy
  • After sundown, 21st Infantry Brigade of Indian 8th Infantry Division formed a defensive line near Canadian 1st Infantry Division to allow the Canadians to launch a new offensive in the Moro River region in Italy on the following day. New Zealand troops attacked Orsogna in failure. ww2dbase [Advance to the Gustav Line | CPC]
  • Italy set up a parachute school at Tradate, Lombardia, Italy. ww2dbase [CPC]
Japan
  • Destroyer Yuzuki was refitted at the Ishikawa Shipyard and the Yokosuka Naval Arsenal, Japan. ww2dbase [Yokosuka Naval Arsenal | Yuzuki | CPC]
US Pacific Islands
  • USS Snook arrived at Midway Atoll, ending her fourth war patrol. ww2dbase [Midway Bases | Snook | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 7 Dec 1943
US Navy K-class airship K-84 is being moved into the hangar at Santa Cruz, Brazil, 7 Dec 1943. K-88 is seen at lower left. This hangar was originally built by Luft Hansa for the Graf Zeppelin and the Hindenburg.Crew of USS Snook holding up the submarine

7 Dec 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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