12 Feb 1943
  • German engineering firm J. A. Topf und Söhne sent a letter to Auschwitz Concentration Camp in Poland, confirming that it had received the order to build Crematoriums II and III at the camp. ww2dbase [Discovery of Concentration Camps and the Holocaust | CPC]
  • Soviet troops captured Rostov, Russia. ww2dbase [TH]
  • German troops fell back from Krasnodar to the Kuban defensive positions in southern Russia. ww2dbase [Caucasus Campaign | TH]
  • USS Mingo was commissioned into service with Lieutenant Commander Ralph Lynch, Jr. in command. ww2dbase [Mingo | CPC]
  • Pogy was commissioned into service. ww2dbase [Pogy | CPC]
  • Maximilian von Weichs stepped down as the commanding officer of German Armeegruppe B. ww2dbase [Maximilian von Weichs | CPC]
Atlantic Ocean
  • Comandante Cappellini sighted an illuminated ship in the Atlantic ocean at 1216 hours; she failed to close the distance and gave up the pursuit at 2319 hours. ww2dbase [Comandante Cappellini | CPC]
Caroline Islands
  • Repair ship Akashi began repairing destroyer Maikaze at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Akashi | Truk | CPC]
China
  • Juzan Maru, Shinkyo Maru, and Aratama Maru, with troops on board, sailed out of Qingdao, China, with Yugure in escort. ww2dbase [Yugure | Qingdao, Shandong | CPC]
Poland Photo(s) dated 12 Feb 1943
Corporal Larry Corletti, Private Murril Chapman, and Private Louis Robles practicing abandoning a M3 medium tank at Camp Polk, Louisiana, United States, 12 Feb 1943

12 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




Did you enjoy this article or find this article helpful? If so, please consider supporting us on Patreon. Even $1 per month will go a long way! Thank you.

Share this article with your friends:

 Facebook
 Reddit
 Twitter

Stay updated with WW2DB:

 RSS Feeds

Search WW2DB
Famous WW2 Quote
"With Germany arming at breakneck speed, England lost in a pacifist dream, France corrupt and torn by dissension, America remote and indifferent... do you not tremble for your children?"

Winston Churchill, 1935


Support Us

Please consider supporting us on Patreon. Even $1 a month will go a long way. Thank you!

Or, please support us by purchasing some WW2DB merchandise at TeeSpring, Thank you!