21 Aug 1943
  • The I. G. Farben factory in Oppau, Germany increased the minimum requirement of work for forced laborers to 67 hours per week. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Claude Auchinleck compromised in regards to Orde Wingate's demands, offering to provide him with five brigades (Wingate had wanted eight) for operations in Burma. ww2dbase [Claude Auchinleck | CPC]
  • German submarine U-354 pursued an Allied convoy off northern Russia to no success. ww2dbase [Arctic Convoys | CPC]
Australia
  • USS Bluefish arrived at Brisbane, Australia. ww2dbase [Bluefish | CPC]
Hawaii Italy
  • George Patton apologized to Private Paul Bennett whom he slapped at the 93rd Evacuation Hospital for accused cowardice. ww2dbase [George Patton | CPC]
Poland Ukraine

21 Aug 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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"I have returned. By the grace of Almighty God, our forces stand again on Philippine soil."

General Douglas MacArthur at Leyte, 17 Oct 1944