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11 Jan 1944
  • Yamato was spotted by USS Halibut at 1800 hours, but Halibut was unable to attack. ww2dbase [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
  • Destroyer Yukikaze departed Moji, Japan to escort carrier Chitose to Singapore. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Cod completed her refit at Fremantle, Australia. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The death sentence was carried out on Count Ciano and 17 others. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
  • US carrier aircraft attacked Japanese bases throughout Indochina. ww2dbase [TH]
  • Several hundred Spanish Jews arrested in Greece and imprisoned at Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp were returned to Spain. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • US 8th Air Force launched over 600 bombers against Ascherleben, Braunschweig, and Magdeburg in Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
  • Leighton McCarthy presented his letters of credentials to President of the United States Franklin Roosevelt, thus becoming the first Canadian ambassador to the United States. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Hartwig von Ludwiger was made the deputy commanding officer of 22nd Mountain Corps. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Australian New Guinea
  • B-25 bombers of US 42nd Bomb Group attacked Rabaul, New Britain, damaging 8 aircraft on the ground at Vunakanau Airfield. This was the first land-based bomber attack on Rabaul from the Solomon Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Caroline Islands Dutch East Indies
  • Kamoi began escorting tanker Nichiei Maru at 0000 hours south of Laut Island, Dutch Borneo; they arrived at Balikpapan at 1445 hours. ww2dbase [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
Japan United States
  • USS Wake Island departed San Diego, California, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 11 Jan 1944
A rocket attack on the German Type VIIC Submarine U-758 by TBF Avengers from USS Block Island northeast of the Azores, 11 Jan 1944. Note two rockets hitting just astern of the U-Boat. U-758 was damaged but not sunk.After plan view of the DMS-6 Hogan at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 11 Jan 1944, photo 1 of 2; note submarine Trepang in backgroundAfter plan view of the DMS-6 Hogan at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 11 Jan 1944, photo 2 of 2; note submarine Trepang in background

11 Jan 1944 Interactive Map

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




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