22 Nov 1943
  • Air Vice Marshal M. Henderson became the commanding officer of the No. 12 Group RAF. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • The German occupation of the Dodecanese Islands was completed. ww2dbase [Dodecanese Campaign | TH]
  • Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Chiang Kaishek met at Cairo, Egypt. In the evening, Anglo-American leaders including Churchill, Roosevelt, Harry Hopkins, Louis Mountbatten, Joseph Stilwell, and Claire Chennault dined together. ww2dbase [Cairo Conference | CPC]
  • USS Scorpion observed a Japanese convoy in the Mariana Islands but was unable to attack. ww2dbase [Scorpion | CPC]
  • USS Seahorse sank Japanese cargo ship Daishu Maru south of Japan, hitting her with two of four torpedoes fired. ww2dbase [Seahorse | CPC]
Australian Papua
  • 418th Night Fighter Squadron (flying P-61 aircraft) of USAAF V Fighter Command was transferred from Milne Bay to Dobodura Airfield, Australian Papua. ww2dbase [Dobodura Airfield | Dobodura | CPC]
Caroline Islands
  • Japanese hospital ship Hikawa Maru arrived at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Hikawa Maru | Truk | CPC]
  • Naka arrived at Ponape, Caroline Islands and embarked about 700 troops intended for Tarawa, Gilbert Islands. ww2dbase [Naka | Ponape | CPC]
Germany Hawaii Marshall Islands Taiwan
  • A US aircraft conducted a reconnaissance flight over Taichu Airfield ("Toyohara") in central Taiwan. ww2dbase [Taichu Airfield | Taichu | CPC]
United Kingdom United States Photo(s) dated 22 Nov 1943
Japanese beach obstacles, Betio, Tarawa Atoll, 22 Nov 1943American soldiers and supplies on the beach of Tarawa, Gilbert Islands, Nov 1943US Marines unloading ammunition from a jeep which had just been driven directly off of a landing barge, Tarawa, Gilbert Islands, Nov 1943US Navy doctor bandaging a head wound for a US Marine, Tarawa, Gilbert Islands, Nov 1943; note the Marine standing on left held a flask of blood plasma
See all photos dated 22 Nov 1943

22 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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