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18 Jan 1944

Byelorussia
  • Repeated Soviet attacks near Vitebsk, Byelorussia were repulsed by German Armeegruppe Mitte. ww2dbase [Vitebsk | TH]
China
  • A Sino-American Cooperative Organization (SACO) team arrived at Xamba, Suiyuan Province to establish the weather station Camp Four. ww2dbase [Xamba, Suiyuan | CPC]
Germany Marshall Islands
  • P-40N fighters of US 45th Fighter Squadron attacked Japanese positions on Jaluit and Mili in the Marshall Islands with bombs, experimental rockets, and machine guns. ww2dbase [CPC]
Pacific Ocean
  • USS Archerfish fired four torpedoes at a Japanese patrol craft in the East China Sea; all torpedoes missed. ww2dbase [Archerfish | East China Sea | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • Lieutenant Alex George Horwood of the British Queen's Royal Regiment was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross for outstanding conduct at Kyauchaw, Burma, during three days of continuous attacks. ww2dbase [AC]
United States
  • Loaded with Army aircraft, escort carrier USS Bogue departed New York bound for Scotland as part of 43-ship Convoy UT-7 consisting of 3 escort carriers, 12 cargo ships, 12 troop transports, 1 seaplane tender, 1 stores ship, and 1 oil tanker plus an escorting force of 1 battleship and 12 destroyers. ww2dbase [Bogue | Staten Island, New York | DS]
Photo(s) dated 18 Jan 1944
4.5 inch gun of 214 Battery, 69 Medium Regiment, British Royal Artillery firing near Garigliano River, Italy, before dawn on 18 Jan 1944Japanese-American children at Jerome War Relocation Center, Arkansas, United States, 18 Jan 1944

18 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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