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9 Feb 1944
  • Walter Heitz passed away. ww2dbase [Walter Heitz | CPC]
  • USS Gar ended her tenth war patrol. ww2dbase [Gar | CPC]
  • The Royal Navy's Second Escort Group (Captain F. J. Walker CB, DSO and three bars) sank the German submarines U-734 and U-238. ww2dbase [AC]
  • The 2nd Battalion of US 5307th Composite Unit (Provisional) departed Margherita, Assam Province, India onto the Ledo Road at 1830 hours. Around the same time, the 1st Battalion suffered its first casualty as a soldier committed suicide. ww2dbase [Assam Province | CPC]
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  • USS Minneapolis, San Francisco, New Orleans, and Bailey arrived at Majuro Lagoon, Marshall Islands. ww2dbase [Bailey | Majuro | DS]
  • The German Foreign Ministry in the Hague reported back to Berlin that to date 108,000 Jews had been deported from the Netherlands. The Dutch population considered German methods brutal, and church circles were actively promoting disapproval for the deportations. ww2dbase [Discovery of Concentration Camps and the Holocaust | Hague | CPC]
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  • Lieutenant Commander James Grady was named the commanding officer of USS Whale, relieving Lieutenant Commander Albert Burrows. ww2dbase [Whale | Midway | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 9 Feb 1944
German Army Field Marshal Erwin Rommel and General Hans von Obstfelder at Hendaye, France, 9 Feb 1944Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, Vice Admiral Friedrich Oskar Ruge, and General Hans von Obstfelder at Hendaye, France, 9 Feb 1944

9 Feb 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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