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23 Apr 1944
  • USS New Mexico departed Efate, New Hebrides. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Erwin Rommel wrote to Alfred Jodl, noting that if given command over the nearby tank formations he would wipe out any Allied landing attempt in France. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Anglo-Indian troops attacked Ningthoukhong, India. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Australia
  • USS Ray departed Fremantle, Australia for her fourth war patrol. 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]
Hawaii
  • USS Pintado arrived at Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
Japan
  • Landing ship No. 131 was launched. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Landing ship No. 151 was completed. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Landing ship No. 154 was launched. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Pacific Ocean
  • USS Whale was detected by a Japanese patrol boat 22 kilometers east of Akuseki Shima, Japan, but she was able to escape before the Japanese attacked. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • American forces conducted marshalling and embarkation drills at Slapton, Devonshire, England, United Kingdom. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 23 Apr 1944
Spruance, portrait, 23 Apr 1944

23 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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Lt. Gen. Lewis B. "Chesty" Puller, at Guadalcanal