4 Jan 1943
  • I-168 departed Shortland Islands in the Soloman Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
  • Polish resistance group ZOB attacked German occupation troops in the Jewish ghetto in Czestochowa, which resulted in failure. 251 were killed while a number of others were arrested and deported. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • For the delay in carrying out anti-Semitic policies ordered by Rome, mayors of Florence and Padua in Italy were fired by the Fascist Party. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • The US Army 161st Infantry, the US 6th Marine Regiment, and the headquarters of the US 2nd Marine Division arrived at Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
British Western Pacific Territories
  • American cruisers and destroyers bombarded the Japanese airfield at Munda Point, New Georgia in the Solomon Islands after sundown and into the next day. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Greece
  • Jerzy Iwanow-Szajnowicz was executed by a Nazi firing squad near Athens, Greece. ww2dbase [Main Article | JR]
Russia
  • Allied convoy JW-51B arrived in the Kola Inlet near Murmansk, Russia. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Soviet troops captured Morozovskaya Airfield, Rostov Oblast, Russia. Commanding officer of KG 55 Oberstleutnant Ernst Kühl and his small staff destroyed various equipment and supply dumps before evacuating. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 4 Jan 1943
WAVES enlisted personnel dining at Hotel Bedford, New York City, New York, United States, 4 Jan 1943

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis

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