16 Nov 1943
  • Greek island Leros again surrendered to the Germans; Germans carried out severe reprisals against the Italians who cooperated with British forces. ww2dbase [Dodecanese Campaign | CPC]
  • US 705th Railway Grand Division, the 758th Railway Shop Battalion, and the 721st, 725th, 726th, 745th, and 748th Railway Operating Battalions were transferred to British India to assist in the expansion of railway systems from India to Burma. ww2dbase [CPC]
Australian Papua
  • 7th Fighter Squadron (both flying P-40 aircraft) of USAAF 49th Fighter Group was transferred out of Port Moresby to Dobodura Airfield, Australian Papua. ww2dbase [Dobodura Airfield | Dobodura | CPC]
British Western Pacific Territories Caroline Islands
  • The US submarine Corvina was torpedoed and sunk by the Japanese submarine I-176 south of Truk, Caroline Islands. I-176 launched three Type95 torpedoes with two hitting Corvina. All 82 aboard Corvina were lost. ww2dbase [Corvina | Type 95 | Truk | AC]
Japan
  • Japanese hospital ship Hikawa Maru departed Yokosuka, Japan for her 16th voyage with the Japanese Navy. ww2dbase [Hikawa Maru | Yokosuka, Kanagawa | CPC]
Norway
  • Allied bombers attacked the Vemork heavy water plant in Norway, which was in the process of being rebuilt by the Germans. ww2dbase [Vemork Heavy Water Plant | Tinn, Telemark | TH]
  • The USAAF 306th Bomb Group flying from RAF Thurleigh launched a bombing raid against the molybdenum mines at Knaben, Norway. ww2dbase [RAF Thurleigh | Knaben | DS]
United States US Pacific Islands
  • USS Cero arrived at Midway Atoll, ending her first war patrol. ww2dbase [Midway Bases | Cero | Midway | CPC]

16 Nov 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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