16 April 1943

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War in the Air

Eighth Air Force Heavy Bomber Mission No. 51: 83 aircraft sent to attack port area at Lorient, 59 attack target, 1 aircraft lost. 25 aircraft sent to attack port area at Brest, 18 attack target, 3 aircraft lost.

Pacific Theatre

Admiral Yamamoto ends Operation 'I', a series of air strikes on Allied bases at Guadalcanal and Papua.

War Crimes

The discovery of the mass graves of Polish officers murdered by the Soviets at Katyn Wood is announced in London

France

Vichy government announces the evacuation of children from Cherbourg, Dieppe, Le Havre and St Malo


How to cite this article: Rickard, J (28 December 2007), 16 April 1943, http://www.historyofwar.org/secondworldwar/date/1943_04_16.html

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