11 Feb 1943
  • Admiral Yamamoto transferred his flag from Yamato to Musashi at Truk. ww2dbase [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
  • Amon Göth was assigned to oversee the construction of the Plaszów labor camp in Poland. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • General Dwight Eisenhower was selected to command the Allied forces in Europe. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • US Liberty ship Starr King, while in tow by Australian destroyer HMAS Warramunga after receiving damage from an attack by Japanese submarine I-21 on the previous day, sank at 0230 hours. ww2dbase [AC]
  • Lydia Litvyak shot down the German Ju 87 Stuka dive bomber piloted by Gerhard Weber and shared the credit for downing a Fw 190 fighter while flying a Yak-1 fighter. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Australia
  • USS Grampus departed Brisbane, Australia for her sixth war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Caroline Islands Hawaii
  • Barbers Point Naval Air Station: The 243rd and 244th Marine Scouting/Bombing Squadrons (VMSB-243 & VMSB-244) arrived on board, aircraft based at Ewa. The officers and men departed for Ewa on the 26th of February. ww2dbase [Main Article | DS]
Japan
  • Japanese 6th Field Kempeitai departed Hiroshima, Japan aboard transport Aden Maru for Rabaul, New Britain. ww2dbase [CPC]
Pacific Ocean
  • USS Tunny set sail for Midway Atoll. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Poland
  • A transport from the Westerbork Concentration Camp in the Netherlands arrived at Auschwitz Concentration Camp in Poland with 476 men and 708 women; 113 men and 66 women were registered, and the remaining 1,005 were killed in the gas chambers. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
United States
  • Ryan Aeronautical received a US Navy contract to build three piston-jet mix-powered prototype fighters. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 11 Feb 1943
WAVES personnel posing with High Standard Model B pistols at an indoor range at Treasure Island Naval Base, California, United States, 11 Feb 1943WAVES personnel in quarters, Washington, DC, United States, 11 Feb 1943; L to R: Storekeeper 3rd Class H. Huse, Storekeeper 3rd Class H. Barr, Radioman 3rd Class W. Crilry, Seaman 2nd Class L. GridleyTwo women amidst a wrecked building, Newbury, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom, 11 Feb 1943

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

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