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16 Apr 1944
  • Red Army units cleared Yalta, Ukraine of remaining pockets of German resistance. ww2dbase [TH]
  • US 83rd Infantry Division arrived in England, United Kingdom in preparation for the Normandy, France invasion. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Wisconsin was commissioned into service. ww2dbase [Wisconsin | CPC]
  • USS Parche reached waters south of Taiwan. ww2dbase [Parche | CPC]
British Western Pacific Territories Burma
  • By this date, more than 100 soldiers of 2nd Battalion of US 5307th Composite Unit (Provisional), marching through the jungles of northern Burma, had been flown out to India due to injury or disease. ww2dbase [CPC]
Caroline Islands
  • USS Finback conducted a reconnaissance mission at Oroluk Atoll, Caroline Islands, firing on a damaged ship and a tower on land during the mission. ww2dbase [Finback | Oroluk | CPC]
India Italy
  • In Italy, German Armeegruppe von Zangen placed the 800-strong "Lupo" Italian naval infantry battalion under German "Hermann Göring" Division for anti-partisan training. ww2dbase [CPC]
Marshall Islands
  • Submarine USS Growler arrived at Majuro Atoll, Marshall Islands after her eighth war patrol in the East China sea, a patrol that was hampered throughout by bad weather and rough seas. ww2dbase [Growler | Majuro | DS]
Pacific Ocean
  • USS Yorktown (Essex-class) holds Crossing the Line ceremonies as the ship cross the equator ww2dbase [Yorktown (Essex-class) | DS]
Poland United States

16 Apr 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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