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22 Jan 1944
  • USS Gar attacked a Japanese convoy off Palau Islands at night, reporting six hits with ten torpedoes fired and reporting one sunk and one damaged. ww2dbase [Gar | CPC]
  • Franklin Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9417 for the establishment of the War Refugee Board to help European Jews flee from Europe. The board was to be governed by the Secretaries of State, Treasury, and War. ww2dbase [Franklin Roosevelt | CPC]
  • Lieutenant Leo Boelens, who had escaped from Davao Penal Colony, Mindanao, Philippines, was killed by the Japanese. He was the only escapee of the 4 Apr 1943 escape to not to return to the United States. ww2dbase [The Davao Escape | CPC]
  • USS Bailey departed Pearl Harbor, Hawaii bound for the Marshall Islands. ww2dbase [Bailey | DS]
  • Destroyers USS Nicholas and USS O’Bannon rendezvoused off the California coast and steamed toward Pearl Harbor together. ww2dbase [Nicholas | DS]
Hawaii Italy
  • 36,000 Allied troops landed at Anzio, Italy, facing little opposition. ww2dbase [Battle of Anzio | Anzio, Lazio | TH, CPC]
  • German 15th Panzergrenadier Division wiped out new beachheads on the Rapido River in Italy established by US 141st Regiment and 143rd Regiment through the previous night. ww2dbase [Battle of Monte Cassino | CPC]
  • Destroyer Yuzuki completed her refitting at Ishikawa Shipyard and the Yokosuka Naval Arsenal, Japan. Her aft torpedo mount and two of her four main guns were removed in exchange for additional anti-aircraft machine guns and improved underwater sound detection equipment. ww2dbase [Yuzuki | Yokosuka Naval Arsenal | Yokosuka, Kanagawa | CPC]
  • Nachi departed Sasebo, Japan. ww2dbase [Nachi | Sasebo, Nagasaki | CPC]
Pacific Ocean
  • Submarine USS Tinosa attacked a convoy of four merchant ships plus escorts west of Borneo's northern cape. One spread of three torpedoes sunk the converted tankers Koshin Maru and Seinan Maru (10,900 tons combined). ww2dbase [Tinosa | South China Sea | DS]
  • USS Archerfish made a radar contact with a 7-ship convoy in the East China Sea north of Taiwan. She fired four torpedoes and struck a freighter, possibly sinking her. ww2dbase [Archerfish | East China Sea | CPC]
Russia United Kingdom United States Photo(s) dated 22 Jan 1944
WASP pilots at Laredo Army Air Force Base, Texas, United States, 22 Jan 1944; note B-26 Marauder, AT-6 Texan, and C-56 Lodestar aircraft in backgroundUS Army DUKWs landing under fire on the beaches of Anzio, Italy, 22 Jan 1944US Army troops landing at Anzio, Italy, late Jan 1944The Ruler of the Raging Main, Neptunus Rex, and his escort arriving on the flight deck of the USS Intrepid for the Line Crossing ceremonies, 22 Jan 1944.
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Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
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