14 Jan 1943
  • Soviet troops captured Velikiye Luki 200 miles west of Moscow, Russia. ww2dbase [TH]
  • Independence was commissioned into service. ww2dbase [Independence | CPC]
  • Tatsuta Maru departed Singapore at 0900 hours. ww2dbase [Tatsuta Maru | CPC]
  • USS S-35 departed Dutch Harbor, US Territory of Alaska in the Aleutian Islands. ww2dbase [S-35 | Unalaska | CPC]
Caroline Islands
  • Repair ship Akashi began repairing destroyer Naganami at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Akashi | Truk | CPC]
Hawaii India
  • Satoru Anabuki, flying Ki-43 fighter "Fubuki", shot down a Hurricane fighter over an area of India now part of Bangladesh, his 14th victory. ww2dbase [Satoru Anabuki | CPC]
Japan Pacific Ocean
  • Tanikaze was attacked by a US aircraft while sailing toward Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands; Commander Motoi Katsumi was killed. ww2dbase [Guadalcanal Campaign | Tanikaze | CPC]
Poland United States
  • USS Ancon departed the United States for French Algeria, with cargo and troops on board, as a member of the Naval Transport Service. ww2dbase [Ancon | CPC]
US Pacific Islands Photo(s) dated 14 Jan 1943
General Thomas Blamey and Lieutenant General Robert Eichelberger, 14 Jan 1943The Anfa House in Casablanca, Morocco, Jan 1943. This house was part of Camp Anfa on the grounds of the Anfa Hotel. Anfa House was Franklin Roosevelt’s residence during the Casablanca Conference.WRNS, ATS, and WAAF officers at work aboard HMS Bulolo during the Casablanca Conference, Casablanca, Morocco, circa 14 Jan 1943WRNS, ATS, and WAAF officers receiving instructions from British Royal Navy Paymaster Commander Stanning aboard HMS Bulolo while the ship was off Casablanca, Morocco, circa 14 Jan 1943

14 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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