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5 Sep 1944
  • US Third Army crossed the Meuse River while the British forces reached Ghent, Belgium. ww2dbase [Liberation of Belgium | TH]
  • US 83rd Infantry Division became part of the VIII Corps of the Ninth Army of the US 12th Army Group. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • USS Bailey departed the Solomon Islands as part of a convoy bound for the landings on the southern Palau islands. ww2dbase [Bailey | Palau Islands and Ulithi Islands Campaigns | DS]
  • Ján Golian was given the rank of general and was given responsibility to direct the Slovak National Uprising. ww2dbase [Slovak National Uprising | CPC]
Germany Hawaii Japan Mariana Islands
  • USS Whale departed Tanapag Harbor, Saipan, Mariana Islands. ww2dbase [Whale | Tanapag, Saipan | CPC]
Panama Canal Zone
  • USS Kete arrived at the Panama Canal Zone. ww2dbase [Kete | CPC]
  • Jewish ghettos at Łódź, Poland were evacuated by German authorities. ww2dbase [Łódź | CPC]
Romania United Kingdom Photo(s) dated 5 Sep 1944
Corporal Charles Johnson of the 783rd Military Police Battalion waved on a supply truck near Alenon, France, 5 Sep 1944LST-72 and LST-325 unloading directly onto trucks after being left African-American US Army nurses in a classroom at the Army Nurse Training Center in England, United Kingdom, 5 Sep 1944Map depicting the dispositions of the US 3rd Army at the evening of 5 Sep 1944
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5 Sep 1944 Interactive Map

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
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