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13 Sep 1944
  • Amon G├Âth was relieved of his position as the commandant of Plasz├│w labor camp and was assigned to the SS Office of Economics and Administration. ww2dbase [Amon G├Âth | CPC]
  • The German garrison at Brest, France maintained heavy resistance against US Ninth Army. ww2dbase [Brittany Campaign | TH]
  • Soviet troops reached the Slovakian border. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • USS Mingo fired three torpedoes at a Japanese ship; all missed. ww2dbase [Mingo | CPC]
  • The first authorized special attack was conducted by two aircraft from the Japanese Army 31st Fighter Squadron based at Los Negros, Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • USS Cabrilla departed Fremantle, Australia for her sixth war patrol. ww2dbase [Cabrilla | CPC]
  • The 10 separate sections of floating drydock USS ABSD-2 were assembled, and the floating drydock became operational for ship repair work at Manus, Admiralty Islands. ww2dbase [ABSD-2 | CPC]
China
  • Joseph Stilwell told leader Mao Zedong's envoys that he would begin to arrange Lend-Lease supplies for the Chinese communists. ww2dbase [Joseph Stilwell | CPC]
France Germany Hawaii Italy
  • Coriano Ridge, part of the Gothic Line in Italy, was captured by Canadian troops. ww2dbase [Gothic Line Offensive | TH]
Pacific Ocean
  • USS Alabama escorted US carriers as carrier aircraft began attacking Japanese positions in the Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Alabama | CPC]
  • USS Sunfish attacked a Japanese convoy in the Yellow Sea, sinking Etajima Maru and damaging another, hitting them with 5 of 13 torpedoes fired. ww2dbase [Sunfish (Gato-class) | Yellow Sea | CPC]
  • USS Miami operated off the Philippine Islands in indirect support of the Palau Islands campaign. ww2dbase [Miami | Philippine Sea | CPC]
Philippines
  • USS Wasp's aircraft attacked Japanese positions in central Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Wasp (Essex-class) | CPC]
Poland
  • After sundown, two aircraft of No. 1586 (Polish Special Duties) Flight RAF took flight to drop supplies on Warsaw, Poland. One of them was shot down over Hungary, while the other successfully made its delivery. ww2dbase [Warsaw Uprising | Warsaw | CPC]
Ukraine
  • Ferdinand Catlos was arrested by the Soviets in Kiev, Ukraine. ww2dbase [Ferdinand Catlos | Kiev | CPC]
United Kingdom United States Photo(s) dated 13 Sep 1944
Chinese troops in Tengchong, Yunnan Province, China, 13 Sep 1944

13 Sep 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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"I have returned. By the grace of Almighty God, our forces stand again on Philippine soil."

General Douglas MacArthur at Leyte, 17 Oct 1944