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21 Feb 1944
  • Submarine Sea Cat was launched, sponsored by Mrs. E. L. Cochrane. ww2dbase [Sea Cat | CPC]
  • USS Iowa was assigned to escort the Fast Carrier Task Force during a raid in the Mariana Islands. ww2dbase [Iowa | CPC]
  • USS Cero damaged a Japanese transport north of Dutch New Guinea, hitting her with 2 of 9 torpedoes fired. ww2dbase [Cero | CPC]
Italy
  • Three Italian motor torpedo boats attacked the Allied beachhead at Anzio, Italy, damaging USS PC-545 and USS Pioneer before dawn. ww2dbase [Battle of Anzio | Anzio, Lazio | CPC]
Marshall Islands Pacific Ocean
  • While at sea, USS Alabama's secondary gun mount No. 9 accidentally fired into secondary gun mount No. 5, killing 5 and wounding 11. ww2dbase [Alabama | CPC]
  • At 1440 hours, 15 B-25 aircraft modified for strafing attacked a Japanese convoy carrying military evacuees from Rabaul, New Britain. Submarine chaser CH-48, transport Kokai Maru, and converted gunboat Kowa Maru were sunk; submarine chaser CH-38 was damaged. ww2dbase [New Guinea-Papua Campaign, Phase 3 | CPC]
US Pacific Islands
  • Submarine USS Growler arrived at Midway Atoll for refueling before departing on her eighth war patrol. ww2dbase [Growler | Midway | DS]
Photo(s) dated 21 Feb 1944
WAVES personnel debarking a bus at Naval Air Station, Banana River, Florida, United States, 21 Feb 1944Franklin in the Elizabeth River, off Norfolk, Virginia, United States, 21 Feb 1944, photo 2 of 4Franklin in the Elizabeth River, off Norfolk, Virginia, United States, 21 Feb 1944, photo 3 of 4Franklin in the Elizabeth River, off Norfolk, Virginia, United States, 21 Feb 1944, photo 1 of 4
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21 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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