19 Jan 1943
  • USS Ranger launched USAAF P-40 aircraft off Accra, Gold Coast to reinforce Allied forces fighting in North Africa. ww2dbase [Ranger | CPC]
  • USS Gar ended her fifth war patrol. ww2dbase [Gar | CPC]
  • Filipp Golikov was promoted to the rank of colonel general. ww2dbase [Filipp Golikov | CPC]
  • USS Grampus completed her fifth war patrol. ww2dbase [Grampus | CPC]
  • Bruce Fraser was made a Grand Officer of the Dutch Order of Orange-Nassau. ww2dbase [Bruce Fraser | CPC]
Australian New Guinea Burma
  • Parkash Singh of Indian 14th Division daringly rescued wounded comrades on the Mayu Peninsula in Burma. For his, and similar deeds on 6 Jan 1943, he was to be awarded the Victoria Cross medal. ww2dbase [Arakan | CPC]
  • Satoru Anabuki, flying Ki-43 fighter "Fubuki", shot down two Hurricane fighters over Akyab (now Sittwe), Burma, his 17th and 18th victories. ww2dbase [Satoru Anabuki | Akyab | CPC]
Caroline Islands
  • Repair ship Akashi began repairing destroyer Arashi at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Akashi | Truk | CPC]
Hong Kong
  • Tatsuta Maru departed Hong Kong at 1300 hours with 1,180 men aboard, including 663 Canadian prisoners of war from the Sham Sui Po prisoner of war camp. ww2dbase [Tatsuta Maru | CPC]
  • USS Haddock fired 4 torpedoes at a six-ship convoy, sinking a transport 5 miles southeast of Shima, Mie Prefecture, Japan with 2 hits. She was counterattacked by depth charges by aircraft. ww2dbase [Haddock | Shima, Mie | CPC]
Pacific Ocean
  • USS Pollack sank a Japanese cargo ship off Honshu, Japan with one of two torpedoes fired. ww2dbase [Pollack | CPC]
  • USS Wahoo transited Vitiaz Strait between New Guinea island and New Britain island. ww2dbase [Wahoo | Vitiaz Strait | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 19 Jan 1943
Henri Giraud and Franklin Roosevelt at Casablanca, French Morocco, 19 Jan 1943US Army honor guard presenting the colors outside the President’s villa ‘Dar es Saada’ in the Anfa neighborhood of Casablanca, French Morocco during the Casablanca Conference, Jan 1943.Winston Churchill and Vice Admiral Lord Louis Mountbatten in front of Churchill’s residence in Casablanca, Morocco for the Casablanca Conference, Jan 1943.

19 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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