14 Jan 1943
  • Independence was commissioned into service. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Tatsuta Maru departed Singapore at 0900 hours. ww2dbase [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
  • Soviet troops captured Velikiye Luki 200 miles west of Moscow, Russia. ww2dbase [TH]
Alaska
  • USS S-35 departed Dutch Harbor, US Territory of Alaska in the Aleutian Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Caroline Islands Hawaii
  • Workers at Dock No. 4 at Pearl Harbor Navy Yard, US Territory of Hawaii completed cutting underwater piles. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
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 [Main Article | CPC]
Japan Pacific Ocean
  • Tanikaze was attacked by a US aircraft while sailing toward Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands; Commander Motoi Katsumi was killed. ww2dbase [Main Article | Event | CPC]
Poland
  • Georg Zahradka was executed at Auschwitz Concentration Camp for attempting to escape during the night of 9 Jan 1943. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
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 [Main Article | CPC]
US Pacific Islands
  • USS Sunfish arrived at Midway Atoll, ending her first war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
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.

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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