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]
Caroline Islands
  • The US submarine Corvina was torpedoed and sunk by the Japanese submarine I-176 off Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Corvina | 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 United States US Pacific Islands
  • USS Cero arrived at Midway Atoll, ending her first war patrol. ww2dbase [Midway Bases | Cero | Midway | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 16 Nov 1943
Smoking rising from Vemork hydroelectric plant after Allied air raid, Telemark, Norway, 16 Nov 1943

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

General Douglas MacArthur at Leyte, 17 Oct 1944