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16 Feb 1944
  • USS Cod sank a sampan by surface gunfire. ww2dbase [Cod | CPC]
  • USS Hoe attacked a Japanese convoy with 8 torpedoes, scoring 4 hits on 2 freighters. ww2dbase [Hoe | CPC]
  • USS Wake Island departed at New York, New York, United States. ww2dbase [Wake Island | CPC]
  • USS Iowa was detached to raid Japanese shipping in the Truk, Caroline Islands area. ww2dbase [Iowa | CPC]
Australian New Guinea
  • A Japanese G4M bomber attempted to transfer six prisoners of war (including Gregory Boyington) from Rabaul in New Britain to Truk in the Caroline Islands, but the flight resulted in an emergency landing on another New Britain airfield as an Allied air raid was detected. ww2dbase [Rabaul, New Britain | CPC]
Caroline Islands Hawaii Italy
  • The Germans launched Operation Fischfang, throwing 7 divisions against the Allied beachhead at Anzio, Italy. On the same day, Harold Alexander inserted Lucian Truscott and Vyvyan Evelegh under Major General John Lucas in an attempt to alleviate Lucas' poor performance at Anzio. ww2dbase [Battle of Anzio | Anzio, Lazio | TH, CPC]
  • Fighter-bombers attacked the already-destroyed historic Benedictine monastery atop Monte Cassino, Italy. ww2dbase [Battle of Monte Cassino | Cassino, Lazio | CPC]
Pacific Ocean
  • USS Alabama escorted carriers while carrier aircraft attacked Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Alabama | CPC]
United States Photo(s) dated 16 Feb 1944
WW2-era recognition drawing of SOC Seagull floatplane by Air Intelligence Group, US Navy Technical Air Intelligence Section, 16 Feb 1944B-25 aircraft of 345th Bombardment Group, US 500th Bombardment Squadron attacking Japanese Sub Chaser CH-39 off Three Island Harbor, New Hanover, New Ireland, 16 Feb 1944, 3 of 3B-25 aircraft of 345th Bombardment Group, US 500th Bombardment Squadron attacking Japanese Sub Chaser CH-39 off Three Island Harbor, New Hanover, New Ireland, 16 Feb 1944, 2 of 3Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia of New York City, New York, United States greeting Major Galen B. Price and his African-American cadets of US Army Air Forces, 16 Feb 1944
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