14 Mar 1943

Australian New Guinea
  • At 0045 hours, Japanese destroyer Akigumo completed the rescue of the survivors of Momoyama Maru (fatally damaged by a US 5th Air Force B-17 bomber on the previous day) and scuttled the ship with a torpedo northwest of Wewak, Australian Territory of New Guinea. ww2dbase [CPC]
British Western Pacific Territories
  • The advance echelon of US Marine Aircraft Group 21 arrived at Banika Island, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • F4F Wildcat fighters of US Marine Aircraft Group 21 arrived at Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands one day after the arrival of their pilots; some aicraft were lost en route or during landing due to poor weather. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Aircraft of the US 8th Air Force bombed Kiel, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
  • Destroyer USS Belknap (DD 251) landed survivors of merchant ships Madoera and Jonathan Sturges at Argentia, Newfoundland. ww2dbase [HM]
Pacific Ocean
  • USS Grayback fired three torpedoes at a Japanese transport in the South Pacific; all torpedoes missed. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The BI-3 rocket-powered prototype aircraft took its second flight at Sverdlovsk (now Yekaterinburg), Sverdlovsk Oblast, Russia. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
South Africa
  • 13 survivors of American merchant ship James B. Stephens, which had been sunk by German submarine U-160 on 8 Mar 1943, were picked up by a SAAF crash boat a mile off Durban, South Africa. ww2dbase [CPC]
Ukraine United Kingdom
  • Allied convoy RA-53 arrived at Loch Ewe, Scotland, United Kingdom. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The first production Hurricane Mk. IV fighter, KX405, was completed. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United States
  • George Kenney had lunch with publishers Henry and Clare Boothe Luce in Washington DC, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]

14 Mar 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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