12 Dec 1943
  • Yamato departed Truk to cover for troop transport operation BO-1. ww2dbase [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
  • Feldmarschall Rommel was appointed the head of Armeegruppe B based in France. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
  • In Moscow, Russia, a treaty of friendship was signed between Czechoslovakia and the Soviet Union. ww2dbase [TH]
  • A treaty of amity, mutual aid and collaboration after the war was concluded by the Soviet Union with Czechoslovakia. ww2dbase [AC]
Caroline Islands China
  • Joseph Stilwell arrived in Chongqing, China. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • 18 RAF Mosquito aircraft attacked Essen, Germany while 9 RAF Mosquito aircraft attacked Düsseldorf, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Seahorse arrived at Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii, ending her second war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
  • Barbers Point Naval Air Station: More of ACORN-21 arrived on board. ww2dbase [Main Article | DS]
  • The Canadian attack in "The Gully" region in Italy was met with resistance, suffering heavy casualties. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
New Hebrides
  • USS Alabama arrived at Efate Island, New Hebrides Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • Allied convoy JW-55A departed Liverpool, England, United Kingdom. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United States
  • Preston was launched at San Pedro, California, United States, sponsored by sponsored by Mrs. R. F. Gross. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
  • USS Harder arrived at Mare Island Navy Yard in Vallejo, California, United States for a scheduled overhaul. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
  • Submarine Barbero was launched at Groton, Connecticut, United States, sponsored by Mrs. Katherine R. Keating. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
  • USS Wake Island departed San Francisco, California, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 12 Dec 1943
Launching of submarine Barbero, Groton, Connecticut, United States, 12 Dec 1943

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

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