4 Feb 1943
  • Destroyer Yukikaze evacuated troops from Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Sunfish began her second war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Tunny's crew found a six feet long black and yellow striped snake aboard and disposed of it. Later on the same day, she detected a hospital ship and chose not to take any action. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Soviet naval infantry thwarted a German attempt to land at Malaya Zemlya. Nearby, later on the same day, Soviet troops landed near Novorossiysk, southern Russia. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
  • Rear Admiral Shintaro's destroyers extracted 3,921 Japanese soldiers from Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands successfully, but four of his destroyers were damaged by air attack from Henderson Field. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • British 8th Army entered Tunisia. ww2dbase [AC]
Germany
  • In Germany, three days of national mourning began over the disaster at Stalingrad, Russia. All theatres, cinemas and night clubs were closed. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
Libya
  • Winston Churchill visited Tripoli, Libya and inspected British 8th Army. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Poland
  • A transport of 890 Jews from Westerbork Concentration Camp in the Netherlands arrived at Auschwitz Concentration Camp in Poland. 48 of the 312 males and 52 of the females were registered; the remaining 790 were sent to the gas chambers. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]

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

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