22 Mar 1943
  • Germans recaptured Belgorod, Russia. ww2dbase [TH]
  • Khatyn Massacre: German SS men massacred civilians in the Byelorussian village of Khatyn, killing its entire population of 149, 75 of which children. The village was then burned to the ground. ww2dbase [Khatyn Massacre | CPC]
  • American troops captured Maknassy, Tunisia. ww2dbase [Battle of El Guettar | CPC]
  • Lydia Litvyak shot down the German Bf 109G-4 fighter piloted by Leutnant Franz M?ller and the Bf 109G-2 fighter piloted by Unteroffizier Karl-Otto Harloff while flying a Yak-1 fighter. She was wounded during this engagement. ww2dbase [Lydia Litvyak | CPC]
  • Captain William Wellclose Davis was named the commanding officer of HMS Mauritius. ww2dbase [Mauritius | CPC]
  • USS New Mexico arrived at Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii. ww2dbase [New Mexico | CPC]
  • The Japanese Army and Navy staffs in Tokyo, Japan issued a new directive for operations in the Rabaul area, emphasizing the importance of the defense of New Guinea. ww2dbase [New Guinea-Papua Campaign, Phase 2 | CPC]
  • Tirpitz departed for K?fjord/Altafjord, Norway. ww2dbase [Tirpitz | CPC]
Pacific Ocean
  • USS Whale spotted a Japanese convoy consisted of three freighters off Tanapag Harbor, Saipan, Mariana Islands and began tracking the convoy. ww2dbase [Whale | CPC]
  • USS Wahoo set sail toward Lushunkou, Liaoning Province, China. ww2dbase [Wahoo | CPC]
Poland Tunisia United Kingdom
  • Two captured German generals spoke of plans for long range missiles in a room in Kensington Park Gardens, London, England, United Kingdom, not realizing that the room had been bugged. ww2dbase [CPC]
United States
  • George Kenney was featured on the cover of the Life magazine in the United States. ww2dbase [George Kenney | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 22 Mar 1943
Salmon off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 22 Mar 1943Training aircraft carrier USS Wolverine underway on Lake Michigan with the Chicago skyline behind, 22 Mar 1943.

22 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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