22 Jun 1943
  • Stutthof Concentration Camp conducted its first gassing, killing many Polish and and Byelorussian prisoners. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • British RAF Coastal Command commenced anti-shipping missions with strike aircraft armed with rockets. ww2dbase [AC]
  • US Army troops invaded Japanese-held Woodlark Island, Trobriand Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Caroline Islands Germany
  • 60 British Lancaster bombers attacked factories at Friedrichshafen in southern Germany. Planners of the attack though they were conducting a strike on a factory producing radar parts, but in actuality it was manufacturing parts for V-2 rockets. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Japan
  • USS Harder attacked a Japanese convoy off Japan, damaging seaplane transport Sagara Maru with 3 of 4 torpedoes. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Russia
  • Roza Shanina was accepted into the Vsevobuch program for universal military training. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United States
  • The riot fueled by racial tension was finally under control in Detroit, Michigan, United States after three days of violence committed by both whites and African-Americans. During this period, 34 were killed (9 whites, 25 African-Americans), about 500 were wounded (about 75% African-Americans), more than 1,800 were arrested (about 80% African-Americans), and US$2,000,000 worth of damage were done to property. ww2dbase [CPC]
Photo(s) dated 22 Jun 1943
Kindley Field, Bermuda with B-17 Fortresses of the 390th Bomb Group in transit from the US to England, 22 Jun 1943SNJ Texan of the Navy’s Photographic School on a training flight, Pensacola, Florida, United States, 22 Jun 1943

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

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