Diary January 15, 1943

US Marines and Sherman tank, Guadalcanal
US Marines with tank support of M4 Sherman tanks are following the retreating Japanese on Guadalcanal.
WW2 War Diary for Friday, January 15, 1943:


Solomons: Final US ground offensive begins on Guadalcanal.


Western Desert: British 8th Army push west from Buerat.

Sea War

Mediterranean: ‘Inshore Squadron’ of British Mediterranean Fleet delivers supplies to 8th Army, advancing along North African coast (January-February). Cruiser Dragon transferred from Royal Navy to Polish Navy (name not changed).

Home Fronts

Britain: Hugh McAteer and 3 other IRA ‘officers’ escape from Crumlin Rd Prison, Belfast (McAteer recaptured September 1943).

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