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10 Apr 1944
  • Cruiser Köln began a three-month refit. ww2dbase [Köln | CPC]
  • Rudolf Vrba and Alfred Wetzler, who had escaped from Auschwitz Concentration Camp three days prior, arrived in Slovakia. They would later revealing information about the camp to outside world via the Papal Nuncio in Slovakia. ww2dbase [Discovery of Concentration Camps and the Holocaust | CPC]
  • Soviet troops entered Odessa, Ukraine. ww2dbase [TH]
  • Aleksandr Vasilevsky was awarded the Order of Victory for the first time. ww2dbase [Aleksandr Vasilevsky | CPC]
Atlantic Ocean
  • Rockets and aerial depth charges from USS Guadalcanal's anti-submarine hunter-killer group TBM Avenger aircraft sank German Type IXC submarine U-68 650 miles off Casablanca. There was one survivor. ww2dbase [Conclusion of the Battle of the Atlantic | DS]
Australian New Guinea
  • 672nd Bomb Squadron and 675th Bomb Squadron (both flying A-20 aircraft) of USAAF 417th Bomb Group were transferred from Dobodura Airfield to Saidor Airfield, Australian Papua. ww2dbase [Saidor Airfield | Saidor | CPC]
Hawaii Japan Romania
  • German Großdeutschland Division counterattacked westward from Podu Iloaiei toward Târgu Frumos, Romania. To the south of Târgu Frumos, Romanian 1st Guard Division and Romanian 7th Infantry Division attacked in concert. Soviet troops withdrew from Târgu Frumos by 2200 hours. ww2dbase [Jassy-Kishinev Offensive and Romania's Surrender | Târgu Frumos | CPC]
Russia
  • Georgy Zhukov was awarded the Order of Victory for the first time; this was the very first Order of Victory given out by the Soviet Union. ww2dbase [Georgy Zhukov | CPC]
United States
  • The US Joint Chiefs of Staff formally approved Operation Matterhorn, the name allocated to the B-29 bomber offensive against Japanese cities. ww2dbase [Bombing of Tokyo and Other Cities | AC]
Photo(s) dated 10 Apr 1944
120 mm Gun M1 anti-aircraft weapon of US 85th Antiaircraft Artillery Gun Battalion loaded onto a rail flat car at Norfolk Army Base, Norfolk, Virginia, United States, 10 Apr 1944USS Copahee in port in the United States with Dauntless dive bombers on her flight deck, 10 Apr 1944; note she was wearing Camouflage Measure 21Six US Navy LSTs loading men and equipment during a practice landing near Lae, New Guinea, 10 Apr 1944; note M4 Sherman tank, Dodge Weapons Carrier, GMC CCKW 2 1/2-ton 6x6 trucksUSS San Diego off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 10 Apr 1944, photo 1 of 5; note camouflage Measure 33, Design 24d
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