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10 Jan 1945
  • Female prisoners of Uckermark Concentration Camp who were not able to work were exterminated. ww2dbase [Discovery of Concentration Camps and the Holocaust | CPC]
  • German 7.Gebirgs Division retreated from Lätäseno, Finland. ww2dbase [TH]
  • Heavy cruiser USS Chicago (CA-136) was commissioned with Captain Richard R. Hartung in command. ww2dbase [AC]
  • A Japanese Army special attack aircraft damaged USS Le Ray Wilson in the Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Philippines Campaign, Phase 2 | CPC]
  • 45 Japanese Army Renraku-tei special attack boats attacked American ships in Lingayen Gulf, Philippine Islands, sinking 2 LCI gunboats and damaged a few others. ww2dbase [Renraku-tei-class | CPC]
  • USS Puffer attacked a Japanese convoy in the Ryukyu Islands, Japan, expending 17 torpedoes and observing 8 hits. She claimed the sinking of an oiler, a freighter,and a destroyer, but ultimately was only given credit for the sinking of Japanese Coast Defense Vessel No. 42. ww2dbase [Puffer | CPC]
  • The USAAF 306th Bomb Group flying from RAF Thurleigh launched a bombing raid against the airfield at Gymnich, Germany but thick clouds, persistent anti-aircraft fire, and crowded skies pushed the formation off course so that most of their bombs landed on Bliesheim, Germany, eight miles off-target. ww2dbase [RAF Thurleigh | Bombing of Hamburg, Dresden, and Other Cities | Gymnich | DS]
  • USS Archerfish departed Guam, starting her sixth war patrol. ww2dbase [Archerfish | CPC]
Hawaii Japan
  • Kamikaze completed a period of refitting at Ominato, Aomori Prefecture, Japan and was attached to the Combined Fleet. She departed Ominato later in the day. ww2dbase [Kamikaze | Ominato, Aomori | CPC]
Pacific Ocean Taiwan
  • Kamoi departed Takao, Taiwan at 1700 hours. ww2dbase [Kamoi | Takao | CPC]
United States
  • A US Navy F6F Hellcat fighter pilot flying from NAS Klamath Falls, Oregon located a Japanese Fu-Go balloon bomb in flight at 28,000 feet. The pilot circled the balloon for several minutes taking photographs before attempting to shoot it down, whereupon he found that his guns had frozen. The Hellcat made repeated dives on the balloon which forced it to a lower altitude. The balloon continued drifting to the southeast as the Hellcat was joined by another aircraft from the same base. Together in a coordinated effort, the pilots continued to make passes on the balloon driving it downward until it finally grounded near Alturas, California. The complete balloon was later recovered and closely examined. The balloon was later inflated at Moffett Field for testing and is currently housed at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. ww2dbase [Fu-Go | Alturas, California | DS]
Photo(s) dated 10 Jan 1945
Soldier of US 101st Airborne Division dead in the woods near Bastogne, Belgium, 10 Jan 1945The open breach of a 240mm howitzer with the US XIII Corps Field Artillery near Alsdorf, Germany during the advance on the Ruhr, 10 Jan 1945.Aboard the seaplane tender USS Tangier in San Pedro Bay, Leyte, Philippines 10 Jan 1945 are five downed United States Navy airmen rescued the day before by a PBY Catalina near Subic Bay, Luzon, Philippines.B-17G Fortress with the 327th Bomb Squadron taxis for take-off at snow covered RAF Podington, Bedfordshire, England, UK for a morning mission to Gymnich Airfield; Jan 10 1945

10 Jan 1945 Interactive Map

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
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