30 Jan 1943
  • The repair work on light cruiser Voroshilov completed. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • German troops defeated French troops and captured Faďd Pass, Tunisia. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Battle of Rennell Island in the Solomon Islands ended with a Japanese victory and the sinking of USS Chicago. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • HMS Samphire (Lieutenant Commander F. T. Renny) was torpedoed and sunk by the Italian submarine Platino off Bougie, Algeria. ww2dbase [AC]
  • Erich Raeder was officially relieved of his duty as the head of the German Navy. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Burma
  • Satoru Anabuki, flying Ki-43 fighter "Fubuki", shot down a B-25 bomber over Toungoo, Burma, his 21st victory. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Germany
  • The British RAF's first daylight raid on Berlin, Germany was completed by No. 105 and No. 139 Squadrons' Mosquito aircraft. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
  • In Germany, Hermann Göring publicly noted that the defense and sacrifice at Stalingrad, Russia would go down in history as a heroic tale. ww2dbase [Main Article | Event | CPC]
Japan Russia
  • Soviet troops reached Red Square in central Stalingrad, Russia. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 30 Jan 1943
Lancaster bomber of No 1 Group, RAF Bomber Command over Hamburg, Germany, night of 30-31 Jan 1943Chicago low in the water on 30 Jan 1943, after she had been torpedoed by Japanese aircraft during the Battle of Rennell IslandUSS Louisville towing disabled USS Chicago, Battle of Rennell Island, 30 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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