24 Apr 1943
  • After repeated failures, Admiral Nimitz discontinued the use of magnetic exploders on torpedoes for his theater of operation. Submarines under General MacArthur's command, however, continued to use them. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • In the North Atlantic, Escorts of Allied convoy ONS 5 spotted and sank German submarine U-710 10 miles ahead of the convoy. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The German submarine U-710 was sunk by an aircraft of British No. 206 Squadron Coastal Command. ww2dbase [AC]
  • The No. 5 Column of the Chindits reached the Chindwin River in Burma. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • In the Mediterranean Sea, British submarine HMS Sahib (Lieutenant J. H. Bromage) was scuttled and abandoned by her crew to avoid capture after being seriously damaged by the Italian torpedo boat Climene. Her loss would be officially announced by the Admiralty on 6 May 1943. ww2dbase [AC]
Caroline Islands Japan
  • USS Flying Fish sank a Japanese cargo ship in the Tsugaru Strait between Honshu and Hokkaido, Japan, hitting her with 3 of 4 torpedoes fired. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Pacific Ocean
  • USS Runner damaged a Japanese transport in the South China Sea, hitting her with 1 of 3 torpedoes fired. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 24 Apr 1943
Arrested Jewish department heads of the Brauer helmet factory, Warsaw, Poland, shortly after 1700 hours on 24 Apr 1943, photo 1 of 2Arrested Jewish department heads of the Brauer helmet factory, Warsaw, Poland, shortly after 1700 hours on 24 Apr 1943, photo 2 of 2An improvised jeep ambulance at a training camp in Camp Carson, Colorado, United States, 24 Apr 1943US Army troops training with 81mm M1 mortar, Camp Carson, Colorado, United States, 24 Apr 1943; note M1 Carbine
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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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