11 Jan 1943
  • Tatsuta Maru arrived at Singapore. ww2dbase [Tatsuta Maru | CPC]
  • Soviet troops launched the Novorossiysk-Maikop Offensive Operation in the Caucasus region of southern Russia. ww2dbase [Caucasus Campaign | CPC]
  • Douglas MacArthur's headquarters officially declared Kenneth Walker missing after his aircraft was shot down by Japanese fighters on 5 Jan 1943; Walker personally participated on that mission against orders. ww2dbase [CPC]
Caroline Islands
  • Japanese hospital ship Hikawa Maru arrived at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Hikawa Maru | Truk | CPC]
Netherlands United Kingdom United States
  • USS Alabama arrived at Chesapeake Bay on the east coast of the United States from Casco Bay, Maine, United States. ww2dbase [Alabama | Chesapeake Bay | CPC]
  • Chinese Ambassador Wei Daoming and US Secretary of State Cordell Hull signed the Treaty for Relinquishment of Extraterritorial Rights in China in Washington DC, United States. Through this treaty, the Americans gave up territorial claims in China and gave up the American portion of the Boxer Protocol. ww2dbase [Washington | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 11 Jan 1943
USS Snook undergoing sea trials off the Isle of Shoals near Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Kittery, Maine, United States, 11 Jan 1943PBY-5 Catalinas from Fleet Air Wing 4 in the Aleutian Islands, Alaska, Jan 11, 1943. Note four Mk-37 aerial depth charges under wings, with two more and one 500-pound general purpose bomb on bomb cart.V. K. Chinese Ambassador Wei Daoming and US Secretary of State Cordell Hull signing the Treaty for Relinquishment of Extraterritorial Rights in China, Washington DC, United States, 11 Jan 1943

11 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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