3 Dec 1943
  • 527 RAF aircraft (307 Lancaster and 220 Halifax) attacked Leipzig, Germany. ww2dbase [Bombing of Hamburg, Dresden, and Other Cities | TH]
  • General Shunroku Hata, commander-in-chief of the Japanese formation China Expeditionary Army, received a message from the Imperial General Headquarters in Tokyo, Japan that the Japanese leadership was disturbed by the American air strike on Taiwan on 25 Nov 1943. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Light carrier Ryuho arrived at Singapore. ww2dbase [Ryuho | CPC]
Italy Pacific Ocean
  • West of Palau, submarine USS Tinosa torpedoed and sank the 6,600-ton passenger-cargo ship Azuma Maru. ww2dbase [Tinosa | Philippine Sea | DS]
Russia Singapore

3 Dec 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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