4 Feb 1943
  • Soviet naval infantry thwarted a German attempt to land at Malaya Zemlya. Nearby, later on the same day, Soviet troops landed near Novorossiysk, southern Russia. ww2dbase [Caucasus Campaign | TH]
  • Rear Admiral Shintaro's destroyers extracted 3,921 Japanese soldiers from Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands successfully, but four of his destroyers were damaged by air attack from Henderson Field. ww2dbase [Guadalcanal Campaign | CPC]
  • British 8th Army entered Tunisia. ww2dbase [AC]
  • USS Tunny's crew found a six feet long black and yellow striped snake aboard and disposed of it. Later on the same day, she detected a hospital ship and chose not to take any action. ww2dbase [Tunny | CPC]
  • Destroyer Yukikaze evacuated troops from Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands. ww2dbase [Yukikaze | CPC]
  • USS Sunfish began her second war patrol. ww2dbase [Sunfish (Gato-class) | CPC]
British Western Pacific Territories
  • US Army Air Forces 70th Bombardment Squadron of 38th Bombardment Group, equipped with B-26 medium bombers, was transferred out of Henderson Field on Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands. ww2dbase [Henderson Field | Lunga Point, Guadalcanal | CPC]
Germany
  • In Germany, three days of national mourning began over the disaster at Stalingrad, Russia. All theatres, cinemas and night clubs were closed. ww2dbase [Battle of Stalingrad | AC]
Libya Poland

4 Feb 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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