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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]
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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