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22 Apr 1944
  • USS Iowa began to escort carriers while the aircraft struck Japanese positions on New Guinea, Dutch East Indies. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Yugoslavian partisans took control of the island of Korcula in the Adriatic Sea, capturing 800 of the German defenders. ww2dbase [TH]
  • Mussolini met with Hitler near Salzburg, Germany (Austria). ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
  • The RAF used of the new liquid incendiary device, J-Bomb, for the first time against Brunswick, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
  • Soviet Union ended peace talks with Finland. ww2dbase [TH]
China
  • Japanese troops captured Zhengzhou, Henan Province, China. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Dutch East Indies
  • USS Yorktown (Essex-class) launched raids the landing areas at Hollandia (Jayapura), Dutch East Indies area of northern New Guinea in support of General Douglas MacArthur's assault on Hollandia. ww2dbase [Main Article | Event | DS]
  • Allied forces landed on Aitape, Australian Territory of New Guinea and Hollandia, Dutch New Guinea during Operation Persecution. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH, CPC]
  • US Army troops captured the main Hollandia Airfield on the northern coast of Dutch New Guinea. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
India
  • Japanese attacks overran some Anglo-Indian defensive positions near Imphal, India, but no major progress was made. Near Kohima to the north, Anglo-Indian troops attacked Garrison Hill after sundown. Behind the Japanese lines, Lieutenant General Renya Mutaguchi visited the front lines and relieved Major General Motozo Yanakida for his perceived lack of aggressiveness, replacing him with Major General Nobuo Tanaka. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Japan Russia
  • Bogdan Kobulov and Ivan Serov sent a message to NKVD chief Lavrentiy Beria, claiming without substantiation that 20,000 Crimean Tatars had deserted during the retreat of the 51st Army from Krym (Crimea), Russia in 1941. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Singapore United Kingdom
  • American forces conducted marshalling and embarkation drills at Slapton, Devonshire, England, United Kingdom. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 22 Apr 1944
US Signal Corps cameramen Carl Weinke and Ernest Marjoram in New Guinea stream, 22 Apr 1944LVTs headed for the invasion beaches at Humboldt Bay, New Guinea, as cruisers Boise and Phoenix bombard in the background, 22 Apr 1944Map depicting the invasion of Hollandia, New Guinea, 22-26 Apr 1944Port side view of Essex-class carrier Ticonderoga receiving final preparations at Newport News Naval Shipyard before being delivered to the US Navy, Newport News, Virginia, Untied States, Apr 22, 1944.

22 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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