9 Jan 1943
  • USS Gar reported hitting a Japanese ship with two of three torpedoes fired, causing damage. ww2dbase [Gar | CPC]
Australia
  • Douglas MacArthur arrived at Brisbane, Australia. ww2dbase [Douglas MacArthur | CPC]
  • George Kenney arrived at Brisbane, Australia. ww2dbase [George Kenney | CPC]
Fiji
  • USS New Mexico departed Suva, Fiji to escort carriers which were sailing toward Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands. ww2dbase [New Mexico | CPC]
Poland United States
  • Commandeered for USAAF service as the C-69, the Lockheed Model L-049 Constellation aircraft made its first flight from Burbank, California, United States to nearby Muroc Army Air Field. ww2dbase [C-69 Constellation | Burbank Lockheed Aircraft Factory | AC]
  • Submarine Seahorse was launched at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, sponsored by the wife of Chester C. Smith. ww2dbase [Mare Island Navy Yard | Seahorse | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 9 Jan 1943
Prototype C-69 Constellation aircraft at Burbank, California, United States, 9 Jan 1943; seen in US Navy publication Naval Aviation News dated 15 Feb 1943

9 Jan 1943 Interactive Map

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




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Lt. Gen. Lewis B. "Chesty" Puller, at Guadalcanal