10 Feb 1943
  • Destroyer Yukikaze departed Shortland Islands, Solomon Islands to escort damaged destroyer Maikaze to Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The German Central Construction Office (Bauleitung) reported that it could not meet the deadline for the construction of Crematorium II at Auschwitz Concentration Camp due to the fact that, of the 500 masons requested, only 30 were available. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Yekaterina Budanova shot down a Fw 190 aircraft over Rostov on Don, Russia, sharing the credit with other pilots. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The US Liberty ship Starr King was torpedoed by the Japanese submarine I-21, 150 miles east of Sydney, Australia. By the time that the Australian destroyer HMAS Warramunga arrived in the early afternoon, Starr King was awash from her bridge aft and her crew had abandoned ship, but they re-boarded when Warramunga tried to take the 7,176-ton vessel in tow. ww2dbase [AC]
  • The British Admiralty officially announced the loss of submarine HMS Utmost, sunk by Italian gunboat Groppo off Sicily, Italy on 25 Nov 1942. ww2dbase [AC]
Hawaii
  • USS Pollack arrived at Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii, ending her fourth war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
Japan Photo(s) dated 10 Feb 1943
Lieutenant Commander Dudley Morton describing USS WahooBGen Westside T Larson, CO of Antisub Command in England, commends Capt Jack H Shaw, Navigator of B-24D Liberator “Tidewater Tillie,” at RAF St Eval, Cornwall, England after the aircraft sank a German U-Boat in the Bay of Biscay.

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

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