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15 Apr 1944
  • Marshal Nikolai F. Vatutin died in hospital from wounds suffered when his car was ambushed by Ukrainian guerrillas on 28 Feb 1944. ww2dbase [Nikolai Vatutin | AC]
  • Fleet aircraft carrier USS Hancock (CV-19) was commissioned with Captain Fred C. Dickey in command. ww2dbase [Hancock | AC]
  • Hans Speidel became Erwin Rommel's chief of staff. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • The support units of United States Marine Corps' I Marine Amphibious Corps (IMAC) were transferred to the V Amphibious Corps Administrative Command, and the tactical units are redesignated as III Amphibious Corps (IIIAC) with the mission of seizing Guam, Mariana Islands in Jul 1944. ww2dbase [AC]
  • Barbers Point Naval Air Station: More of 116th Construction Battalion (116th SeaBees) arrived on board. Part of 72nd Construction Battalion (72nd SeaBees) departed. ww2dbase [Barbers Point Naval Air Station | DS]
  • The Indian 44th Airborne Division was established at Secunderabad, India under the command of Major General Ernest Down. ww2dbase [AC]
Italy Japan Singapore
  • Kamoi was reclassified as an oiler after her seaplane hanlding equipment were removed at Singapore. ww2dbase [Kamoi | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 15 Apr 1944
Map depicting movements for Operation Ichigo, mid-Apr 1944USS Essex departing San Francisco Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 15 Apr 1944, photo 1 of 4; note camouflage measure 32 design 6/10DLieutenant General Ira Eaker flying an aircraft over Italy toward Anzio, 15 Apr 1944US Army DUKWs on the beach at Anzio, Italy, 15 Apr 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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"No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. You win the war by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country!"

George Patton, 31 May 1944