23 Jan 1943
  • The British Eighth Army captured Tripoli, Libya. ww2dbase [TH]
  • Soviet troops captured Armavir, Russia. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The US Army 25th Division captured the high ground south of Kokumbona, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • General Dwight D. Eisenhower was tasked with planning the invasion of Sicily, Italy with the target date set as the period of the favourable Jul 1943 moon. General Harold Alexander, Eisenhower's deputy, would be in overall command of all Allied land forces during the operation. ww2dbase [Main Article | Event | AC]
Atlantic Ocean
  • The US freighter City of Flint (the same vessel that had been involved in a major diplomatic incident in Oct 1939) was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean by the German submarine U-575. ww2dbase [AC]
British Western Pacific Territories
  • After sundown and into the following day, American cruisers and destroyers bombarded Kolombangara, New Georgia, Solomon Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Caroline Islands
  • Destroyer Yukikaze arrived at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Japan Russia
  • The German-controlled Gumrak Airfield on the western side of Stalingrad, Russia was taken by Soviet troops. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH, CPC]

23 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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