13 Jan 1943
  • The call-up age for unmarried British women was lowered to 19. ww2dbase [TH]
  • Casablanca Conference between Roosevelt and Churchill began. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
  • The US 2nd Marine Division began a westward offensive on Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Germany
  • Dietrich Bonhoeffer became engaged to Maria von Wedemeyer. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Japan Pacific Ocean
  • USS Whale sank Japanese freighter Iwashiro Maru in the waters between Kwajalein, Marshall Islands and Truk, Caroline Islands, hitting her with 3 of 4 torpedoes fired. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Poland
  • Three transports arrived at Auschwitz Concentration Camp, each containing 1,210 German Jews from Berlin (1,083 of them were sent directly to the gas chambers), 750 Dutch Jews (88 men and 101 women were registered, and the remaining 561 were gassed), and 2,000 Jews of Zambrów ghetto in Poland (148 men and 50 women were registered, and the remaining 1,802 were gassed). ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • Robert Johnson arrived at RAF Kings Cliffe, England, United Kingdom. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 13 Jan 1943
USS Permit off Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 13 Jan 1943, photo 1 of 2; note newly installed port-side external torpedo tubeUSS Permit off Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 13 Jan 1943, photo 2 of 2; note newly installed port-side external torpedo tube

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

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