22 Dec 1943
  • Japanese hospital ship Hikawa Maru departed Roi. ww2dbase [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
  • Allies designated Tito as the Allied commander in Yugoslavia. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
  • Germany threatened punishment of Allied prisoners of war in retaliation for the Soviet war crimes trial in Kharkov, Ukraine. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
  • 51 RAF aircraft attacked 2 flying-bomb sites between Abbeville and Amiens in France. One of them was destroyed, but the other was spared as the air crews failed to locate it at night. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • A small number of RAF Mosquito bombers attacked Frankfurt and Bonn in Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • A German aircraft sighted Allied convoy JW-55B sailing north from Britain toward Murmansk, Russia. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Remy Van Lierde was assigned to the Central Gunnery School at RAF Sutton Bridge in Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Hitler instituted a National Socialist Leadership Staff at Supreme Headquarters under General Hermann Reinecke with the role of training Political Officers (Commissars) to all major military units. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
Caroline Islands Dutch East Indies Italy
  • Indian 19th Brigade attacked Villa Grande, Italy. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Robert Johnson shot down a German Bf 109G fighter over Almelo, the Netherlands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Allied convoy JW-55A arrived at Arkhangelsk, Russia and convoy RA-55A departed Kola Inlet near Murmansk, Russia. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United States
  • Ed Dyess was killed in a plane crash in Burbank, California, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 22 Dec 1943
Belleau Wood underway in the Pacific Ocean about to enter Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, 22 Dec 1943Belleau Wood entering Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, 22 Dec 1943Field Marshal Rommel and Lieutenant General Rupprecht (of Luftwaffe 16th Division) inspecting a forward artillery position, Dunkirk, France, 22 Dec 1943Troops of Canadian Loyal Edmonton Regiment and tank of Canadian Three Rivers Regiment, Ortona, Italy, 20-28 Dec 1943
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22 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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