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 [Main Article | 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 [Main Article | CPC]
Caroline Islands
  • The US submarine Corvina was torpedoed and sunk by the Japanese submarine I-176 off Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
Japan Norway
  • Allied bombers attacked the Vemork heavy water plant in Norway, which was in the process of being rebuilt by the Germans. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
US Pacific Islands
  • USS Cero arrived at Midway Atoll, ending her first war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 16 Nov 1943
Smoking rising from Vemork hydroelectric plant after Allied air raid, Telemark, Norway, 16 Nov 1943

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis

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