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January 1, 1943 Georgia defeats UCLA 9-0 in the Rose Bowl
  University of Georgia's post-season appearances
January 1, 1943 Georgia wins Rose Bowl
  Georgia beats UCLA, 9-0 at the Rose Bowl
March 22, 1943 The Chattahoochee River crests at 4 feet above flood stage in Columbus, Georgia
April 17, 1943 President Franklin Delano Roosevelt visits Chickamauga battlefield and the WAAC training grounds at Fort Oglethorpe
  Franklin Delano Roosevelt
June 15, 1943 Marietta Army Airfield (AKA Cobb County Airport) is designated by General Order
  Marietta, GA
  Cobb County, Georgia
June 15, 1943 58th Bombardment Wing of the Army Air Force is formed in Marietta, Georgia. It is the first B-29 unit established by the Army Air Force
  Marietta, GA
June 17, 1943 Politician Newt Gingrich born, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  Newt Gingrich
July 4, 1943 Football player Emerson Boozer born, Augusta, Georgia
August 1, 1943 Bombers from the Eighth (Army) Air Force join with the Ninth in Operation Tidal Wave, a second attempt to destroy the oil refineries at Ploesti. Considered to be a disaster (54 out of 177 planes lost), the mission did significantly reduce oil production at the facility for months.
  Eighth Air Force
August 17, 1943 In simultaneous attacks on Regensburg and Schweinfurt, the Eighth (Army) Air Force conducts raids on a Messerschmitt factory (Regensburg) and ball-bearing plants (Schweinfurt) from its secret base in England. Of 376 mission aircraft 60 are lost.
  Eighth Air Force
September 27, 1943 Using new "belly tanks" to dramatically extend the distance they can fly, P-47 bombers raid Emden, then return to the secret Eight Army Air Force in England.
  Eighth Air Force
September 30, 1943 Jody Powell born, Cordele, Georgia
  Jody Powell
October 14, 1943 In a second raid on the ball-bearing plants in Schweinfurt, Germany, the Eighth Air Force effectively destroys the target. 60 of 291 planes do not return.
  Eighth Air Force
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