19 Jun 1943
  • Japanese hospital ship Hikawa Maru arrived at Rabaul, New Britain and departed later on the same day. ww2dbase [Hikawa Maru | CPC]
  • RAF bombers attacked the Schneider armaments factory at Le Creusot, France. ww2dbase [TH]
Italy
  • The Italian Minister of Transport, Vittorio Cini, openly criticised Benito Mussolini during a Cabinet meeting. Normally Cini would have been arrested inmmediately and faced a firing squad; but Mussolini had already seen the red light and had tried to put out peace soundings to Anthony Eden, the British Foreign Secretary. ww2dbase [Benito Mussolini | Rome | AC]
Pacific Ocean
  • USS Gunnel sank Japanese cargo ship Tokiwa Maru in the East China Sea, hitting her with 1 of 6 torpedoes fired She also claimed 1 torpedo hit (of 2 fired) on a Japanese destroyer, but the sinking was not confirmed. ww2dbase [Gunnel | East China Sea | CPC]
  • Submarine USS Growler torpedoed the 5,200-ton Japanese Army troop/cargo ship Miyadono Maru 270 miles north of Manus Island causing serious damage. Once all survivors were removed, the ship was scuttled by gunfire from the convoy escorts. ww2dbase [Growler | DS]
Photo(s) dated 19 Jun 1943
Three soldiers manning US Army 90th Coast ArtilleryUSS Cisco during trials, off northeastern United States, 19 Jun 1943, photo 1 of 4USS Cisco during trials, off northeastern United States, 19 Jun 1943, photo 2 of 4USS Cisco during trials, off northeastern United States, 19 Jun 1943, photo 3 of 4
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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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