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1 Feb 1944
  • The British Air Headquarters Air Defences Eastern Mediterranean was renamed the Air Headquarters Eastern Mediterranean; Richard Saul remained its commanding officer despite the name change. ww2dbase [Richard Saul | CPC]
  • Franz Kutschera passed away. ww2dbase [Franz Kutschera | CPC]
  • Graph was decommissioned from service. ww2dbase [Graph | CPC]
  • USS Luce departed Massacre Bay, Attu, Aleutian Islands for Paramushiru, Kurile Islands. ww2dbase [Luce | CPC]
British Western Pacific Territories
  • The United States Marine Corps established a new 4th Marine Regiment at Tassafaronga, Guadalcanal (the original 4th Marine having been lost at Corregidor in the Philippine Islands in 1942) drawing its manpower from the deactivated Raider battalions. ww2dbase [AC]
  • German 44th Infantry Division fell back near the Rapido River toward Monte Cassino, Italy. ww2dbase [Battle of Monte Cassino | CPC]
Marshall Islands Poland
  • A new satellite camp of Auschwitz III (Monowitz), located at the Guenthergrube in Ledziny, Poland opened. This new satellite camp would house 300 prisoners for coal mining for the German industrial firm I. G. Farben. ww2dbase [Discovery of Concentration Camps and the Holocaust | Auschwitz Concentration Camp | CPC]
  • Polish AK resistance fighters assassinated German SS commander Franz Kutschera at the intersection of Aleje Ujazdowskie and Piusa XI Street in Warsaw, Poland. ww2dbase [Operation Kutschera | JR]
  • Allied convoy JW-56B arrived at the Kola Inlet near Murmansk, Russia. ww2dbase [Arctic Convoys | CPC]
  • Kamoi, under tow, arrived at Seletar Naval Base, Singapore. ww2dbase [Kamoi | CPC]
  • A personnel office and a naval infantry unit were established at Takao Guard District in southern Taiwan. ww2dbase [Takao Guard District | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 1 Feb 1944
Soldiers of the US Army 7th Division moving a 37 mm Gun M3 anti-tank gun on Kwajalein, Marshall Islands, Feb 1944Battleship Washington alongside AR-4 Vestal for initial repairs after colliding with battleship Indiana, 1 Feb 1944Battleship Washington underway with a collapsed bow after colliding with battleship Indiana, 1 Feb 1944M2 Howitzers in action at Kwajalein, Marshall Islands, circa late Jan or early Feb 1944
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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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Lt. Gen. Lewis B. "Chesty" Puller, at Guadalcanal