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15 Jan 1944
  • Soviet forces launched a new offensive near Leningrad, Russia. ww2dbase [Siege of Leningrad | TH]
  • Prichett was commissioned into service. ww2dbase [Prichett | CPC]
Caroline Islands
  • Repair ship Akashi completed the repair work for light cruiser Nagara at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Akashi | CPC]
  • Allied convoy JW-56A sailed into a storm off the Faroe Islands; it was redirected to Akureyri, Iceland for shelter. ww2dbase [Arctic Convoys | CPC]
  • German XIV Panzer Corps abandoned Monte Trocchio, Italy and fell back across the Rapido River; US II Corps would capture Monte Trocchio later in the same day. Meanwhile, General Juin's French troops captured Monte Santa Croce. ww2dbase [Advance to the Gustav Line | TH, CPC]
  • Free French Expeditionary Corps reached Castel Sant'Elia, Italy. ww2dbase [Battle of Monte Cassino | AC]
United Kingdom
  • Dwight Eisenhower arrived at the airport at Prestwick, Scotland, United States, where he was met by his new British military aide Lieutenant Colonel James Gault, a member of the Scots Guards regiment. ww2dbase [Dwight Eisenhower | CPC]

15 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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