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World War II Timeline ... 1943



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*** 1943 ***

Date

Event Web Site

February 2, 1943

Germans surrender armies at Stalingrad.

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February 7, 1943

Japanese complete their withdrawal from Guadalcanal.

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January 14-21, 1943


Casablanca Conference between Churchill and Roosevelt.


Casablanca Conference, Left to right, General Henri Giraud, President Roosevelt, General Charles de Gaulle, and Prime Minister Churchill.
Left to right, General Henri Giraud, President Roosevelt,
General Charles de Gaulle, and Prime Minister Churchill.

May 13, 1943

Germans withdraw
from North Africa.




American U.S. Infantry on the road to a victory that finally pushed the Germans and Italians out of North Africa. (U.S. Army Center of Military History)
U.S. Infantry on the road to a victory that finally pushed the Germans and Italians out of North Africa.

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May 16-17, 1943

The Dams Raid:
617 Squadron

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July 5, 1943

Final German assault at Kursk resulting in huge German loss.

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July 10, 1943

Allied troops land in Sicily.




During the invasion of Sicily, an American cargo ship is hit by a bomb from a German plane and its cargo of munitions explodes, off Gela, Sicily. 07/11/1943 (National Archive)
During the invasion of Sicily, an American cargo ship is hit by a bomb from a German plane and its cargo of munitions explodes, off Gela, Sicily. 07/11/1943

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August 1, 1943


Allied bomb Ploesti Oil Fields (Video)

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August 17, 1943

Patton completes invasion of Sicily with taking of Messina but 100,000 Axis troops escape across to the mainland.



Lieutenant Colonel Lyle Bernard, Colorado, 30th Infantry Regiment., a prominent figure in the second daring amphibious landing behind enemy lines on Sicily's north coast, discusses military strategy with Lieutenant General George S. Patton. Near Brolo.  (National Archive)
Lieutenant Colonel Lyle Bernard, Colorado, 30th Infantry Regiment., a prominent figure in the second daring amphibious landing behind enemy lines on Sicily's north coast, discusses military strategy with Lieutenant General George S. Patton. Near Brolo.

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September 3, 1943

Allies begin invasion of Italian mainland across Straits of Messina.

Armistice between Allies and Italians signed.

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