4 Mar 1943
  • Bell was commissioned into service. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Richard Saul became the head of the British Air Headquarters Air Defences Eastern Mediterranean. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The Battle of the Bismarck Sea continued as US bombers sank already fatally damaged and abandoned destroyer Tokitsukaze and sank 6 landing barges that had arrived to rescue survivors of ships sunk on the previous day. After expending their bomb loads, American air crews strafed Japanese survivors floating in the sea. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH, CPC]
  • The Bulgarian government, in an attempt to protect Bulgarian Jews, fulfilled German pressure by deporting about 4,000 Greek Jews from the occupied territory of Thrace. These Greek Jews were eventually sent to concentration camps in Poland. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS S-28 departed Dutch Harbor, US Territory of Alaska for Esquimalt, British Columbia, Canada. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • George Kenney departed Australia for Washington DC, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Barbers Point Naval Air Station: Post Office turned over to station. British Fighter Squadrons 882, 896, and 898 from HMS Victorious ("USS Robin"), arrived on board. ww2dbase [Main Article | DS]
Japan Pacific Ocean
  • USS Permit damaged a Japanese transport off Iwate, Japan, hitting her with 1 of 3 torpedoes fired. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Sunfish sanked a Japanese ships in the East China Sea, hitting her with 3 torpedoes. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United States
  • Colonel William Scobey, executive to the US Assistant Secretary of War, visited Jerome War Relocation Center in Arkansas, United States to recruit volunteers among the Japanese-American internees for combat duty. Of 1,579 eligible men, only 31 volunteered. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 4 Mar 1943
US 5th Air Force aircraft bracketed a Japanese transport with bombs, Battle of the Bismarck Sea, 4 Mar 1943Japanese ship burning after being attacked by the US 5th Air Force, Battle of Bismarck Sea, 4 Mar 1943Soviet anti-tank gunners with PTRD-41 rifles marching near Vyazma, Russia, 4 Mar 1943Aerial view of USS Alabama in the Atlantic Ocean, 4 Mar 1943
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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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