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January 1943
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Alan's Dad (WW2 Vet) - Trivia powered by ABE.  Did you know...Choose an answer from the three choices and True or False offered after each question and then "Check Your Answers" at the end of the quiz.

1. It was January 2, 1943. The Japanese were now cleared out of Buna, New Guinea after a fierce two-month struggle. It became clear that the American campaign was badly mismanaged.

  • True or False?

2. Where do the Japanese land more troops on January 7, 1943?

  • Wake Island
  • Lae, New Guinea
  • Singapore

3. It was January 14, 1943. Allied leaders began their conference. Churchill and Roosevelt discussed the eventual invasion of mainland Europe, the impending invasion of Sicily and Italy, and the wisdom of the principle of "Unconditional Surrender." Where was the conference held?

  • Casablanca
  • Malta
  • Iceland

4. What nation declared war on the Axis powers on January 16, 1943?.

  • Saudi Arabia
  • Iran
  • Iraq

5. It was January 18, 1943. The Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto rose up for the first time, starting the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.

  • True or False?

6. It was January 19, 1943. What Soviet general was promoted to Marshal as the Stalingrad struggle grinds to a close?

  • Nikita Khrushchev
  • Georgy Zhukov
  • Viktor Suvorov

7. It was January 23, 1943. What Libya city do the Allies capture?

  • Tripoli
  • Surt
  • Tobruk

8. It was January 23, 1943. Japanese continue their fight in western Guadalcanal. What campaing do they seem to have given up completely?

  • Papua campaign
  • Rabble campaign
  • Java campain

9. It was January 27, 1943. 50 bombers mount the first all American air raid against Germany. What was the primary target?

  • Wilhelmshaven, the large naval base
  • Schomagen, a medium naval base
  • Anslow, a large army camp

10. It was January 29, 1943. The Americans and Japanese fight the naval battle of Rennel Island, near Guadalcanal. What was the US ship lost?

  • USS Chicago
  • USS Los Angeles
  • USS Miami

Check Your Answers

  • 1. True
  • 2. Lae, New Guinea
  • 3. Casablanca
  • 4. Iraq
  • 5. True
  • 6. Georgy Zhukov
  • 7. Tripoli
  • 8. Papua campaign
  • 9. Wilhelmshaven, the large naval base
  • 10. USS Chicago

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