26 Apr 1943 Caroline Islands
  • Repair ship Akashi completed the repair work for transport Noshiro Maru at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Akashi | CPC]
India
  • The No. 5 Column of the Chindits arrived in Imphal, India. Only 95 men of the original force of 318 returned. ww2dbase [Operation Longcloth | CPC]
Japan
  • Shokaku arrived at Kure, Japan. ww2dbase [Shokaku | CPC]
  • USS Wahoo reconnoitered Matsuwa (now Matua), Kurile Islands, taking photographs of the Japanese airfield and other facilities. ww2dbase [Wahoo | CPC]
Poland
  • Jürgen Stroop reported that, in the effort to liquidate the Warsaw ghetto in Poland, 1,330 Jews had been pulled out of their strongholds and killed, 662 were killed in combat, and 30 were captured and sent to concentration camps. ww2dbase [Warsaw Ghetto Uprising | Jürgen Stroop | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 26 Apr 1943
The Deck Officer gives an SNJ-3C Texan the go-ahead to launch from the training aircraft carrier USS Wolverine on Lake Michigan, United States, 26 Apr 1943.

26 Apr 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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