OCTOBER thru DECEMBER 1943 - draft
Oct 6 . Battle of Vella Lavella. Three DDs attack 9 Japanese destroyers evacuating troops. Each side loses a DD.
Nov 1 . Marines land on Bougainville.
Nov 2 . Battle of Empress Augusta Bay off Bougainville. Japanese 2 CA, 2 CL, 9 DD intercepted by 4 CL, 8DD. Two Japanese DD sunk.
Nov 5 . Saratoga (CV-3) and Princeton (CVL-23) with Air Force raid Rabaul and damage 4 CA, save Bougainville.
Nov 11. Second strike on Rabaul with five carriers, damage 5th Japanese heavy cruiser.
Nov 20. Marines land on Tarawa and Makin atolls in the Gilbert Islands, take heavy losses.
Nov 22. Cairo Conference - FDR, WSC, and Chiang Kai-Shek discuss Pacific.
Nov 25. Battle of Cape St. George. 5 DD intercept 5 DD and sink three Japanese.
End of Tokyo Express.
Nov 26. British troop transport Rohna carrying 2,000 US troops off Algeria sunk by German wireless glide bomb; 1,138 killed.
Nov 28. Tehran Conference - FDR, WC, and Joseph Stalin discussion invasion of Europe.
Dec 26. Marines land at Cape Gloucester, New Britain, Solomons
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