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29 Dec 1943
  • Andaman and Nicobar Islands in the Indian Ocean were nominally returned under Indian control, though the Japanese retained heavy influence. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Yahagi was commissioned into service. ww2dbase [Yahagi | CPC]
  • Light carrier Ryuho arrived at Saipan, Mariana Islands. Later on the same day she departed for Japan. ww2dbase [Ryuho | CPC]
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  • Escort carrier USS Bogue and her task group arrived at Norfolk, Virginia. 46 prisoners from U-172 were turned over to shore authorities. Composite Squadron VC-19 disembarked Bogue. This sortie was one of six Bogue sortie's singled out in a Presidntial Unit Citation. ww2dbase [Norfolk Navy Yard | Bogue | Norfolk, Virginia | DS]

29 Dec 1943 Interactive Map

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Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
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