22 Jan 1943
  • Allied forces won the battle at Sanananda, New Guinea. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
  • Ludwig Beck and other anti-Hitler conspirators met at the home of Peter Yorck von Wartenburg. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Belgium
  • The RAF conducted its first combat operation using the new Mitchell Mk.II bombers. Six aircraft from No. 98 and No. 180 Squadrons were sent out to attack oil installations at Ghent in Belgium. One aircraft was shot down by flak over the target and two others were lost when attacked by Focke-Wulf Fw 190 fighters. Following this disaster the RAF's Mitchell squadrons were stood down to concentrate on developing new tactics to fend off enemy fighters. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
Japan
  • Tatsuta Maru arrived at Nagasaki, Japan at 0400 hours. The 663 Canadian prisoners of war aboard were disembarked where they would be sent to work in the mines as forced laborers. ww2dbase [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
Russia
  • German 6th Army engineers reported that the small Stalingradskaya Airfield close to the center of Stalingrad, Russia was ready to receive transport aircraft. Several He 111 aircraft arrived later on the same day with supplies, some of which would be fatally damaged when their landing gears became caught in bomb craters on the runway. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Tunisia
  • The "Bafile" Battalion of the "San Marco" naval infantry regiment of Italian Navy captured Djebel Bou Dabouss massif in Tunisia, capturing 200 prisoners of war at the cost of 24 killed and 65 wounded. ww2dbase [CPC]
Photo(s) dated 22 Jan 1943
Soviet mortar crew in action at Stalingrad, Russia, 22 Jan 1943Roosevelt and Churchill at Casablanca Conference, French Morocco 22 Jan 1943; rear row L to R: Gen Arnold, Adm King, Gen Marshall, Adm Pound, Air Chief Marshal Portal, Gen Brooke, Field Marshal Dill, Adm MountbattenFranklin Roosevelt awarding Brigadier General William Wilbur the Medal of Honor, Casablanca, French Morocco, 22 Jan 1943; note George Marshall in background and George Patton assisting. Photo 1 of 2.Franklin Roosevelt awarding Brigadier General William Wilbur the Medal of Honor, Casablanca, French Morocco, 22 Jan 1943; note George Marshall in background and George Patton assisting. Photo 2 of 2.

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

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