7 Mar 1943
  • Douglas MacArthur issued a communiqué to USAAF squadrons in the South Pacific to congratulate them for the overwhelming success at the Battle of the Bismarck Sea. ww2dbase [Main Article | Event | CPC]
  • US Liberty Ship J. L. M. Curry of Allied convoy RA-53 broke in two in a storm. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Australian New Guinea
  • Destroyer Yukikaze departed Rabaul, New Britain, Bismarck Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Runner arrived at Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii, ending her first war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
Japan Pacific Ocean
  • USS Permit sank a Japanese sampan off Hakkaido, Japan with her deck gun. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Roma and Sinti people from occupied Poland and Soviet Union began arriving at the Auschwitz Concentration Camp in Poland. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
  • Rearguard of the retreating Operation Capri forces engaged pursuing Allied forces in small-scale combat south of the Mareth Line in Tunisia. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
US Pacific Islands
  • US Navy 10th Construction Battalion arrived at Canton, Phoenix Islands. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • 4,500 Croatian Jews were arrested; they would be deported to Auschwitz Concentration Camp in occupied Poland between 7 and 13 Mar 1943. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 7 Mar 1943
German Sturmführer Zwiebel posing with an official automobile in Riga, Latvia, 7 Mar 19431943 Wellesley College poster for Song Meiling speechSubmarines Bonefish, Cod, Cero, and Corvina under construction at the Electric Boat Co. yard, Groton, Connecticut, United States, 7 Mar 1943

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis

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