21 Jun 1943
  • Engstrom was commissioned into service. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Cod was commissioned into service. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Hoe sank a Japanese ship, hitting her with 3 out of 4 torpedoes fired. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Scorpion arrived off Takarajima, Tokara Islands, Ryukyu Islands, Japan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Himmler ordered the liquidation of all Jewish ghettos in all Soviet territories controlled by Germany. On the same day, the Lvov Ghetto in Poland was liquidated; 10,000 to 20,000 Jews were massacred. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • RAF bombers attacked Krefeld in the Ruhr region of Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
  • Orde Wingate arrived in Delhi, India and met with various British officers. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Takeo Takagi was named the commanding officer of the Japanese Navy 6th Fleet, which was centered around submarines. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Chuichi Nagumo was named the commanding officer of the Kure Naval District. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
British Western Pacific Territories
  • In Operation Toenails, US 4th Marine Raider Battalion was dispatched to Segi, New Georgia to assist coast watchers in the area who were threatened by a Japanese advance. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH, CPC]
Caroline Islands French Morocco
  • Gabriel Puaux was made the Resident-General of French Morocco, replacing Charles Hippolyte Nogučs. ww2dbase [CPC]
Hawaii
  • USS Whale arrived at Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
United States
  • USS Luce was commissioned into service with Commander Donald C. Varian in command. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 21 Jun 1943
Tri-color camouflaged Hellcat fighters in flight, 21 Jun 1943Repairing a Tiger I heavy tank, Russia, 21 Jun 1943, photo 01 of 21Repairing a Tiger I heavy tank, Russia, 21 Jun 1943, photo 02 of 21Repairing a Tiger I heavy tank, Russia, 21 Jun 1943, photo 03 of 21
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Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis

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