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14 Sep 1944
  • Kamoi refueled destroyer Satsuki. ww2dbase [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
  • Allied troops captured Maastricht, Gulpen, and Meerssen in the Netherlands. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Winston Churchill approved the transfer of Oliver Leese to Southeast Asia for a high command position. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Léon Degrelle was awarded the Close Combat Clasp in Gold. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
China
  • Joseph Stilwell visited Guilin, China and ordered the nearby airfields to be abandoned and gas stores destroyed to prevent Japanese capture. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Germany
  • Two BQ-7 drones successfully crossed into northern Germany, but missed their targets due to poor weather conditions. ww2dbase [Main Article | HM]
Hawaii
  • USS Pintado arrived at Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii, ending her second war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
Italy
  • Canadian 5th Armoured Division and British 1st Armoured Division captured Coriano, Italy. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Latvia
  • Soviet First Baltic Front, Second Baltic Front, and Third Baltic Front launched a massive assault against German Armeegruppe Nord, pushing it back to Riga, Latvia. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH, CPC]
Pacific Ocean
  • USS Sunfish fired 4 torpedoes at a Japanese transport in the Yellow Sea; all torpedoes missed. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Miami operated off the Philippine Islands in indirect support of the Palau Islands campaign. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Alabama escorted US carriers as carrier aircraft began attacking Japanese positions in the Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Poland
  • 800 Gypsy children, more than 100 of whom were boys between 9 and 14 years of age, were executed at Auschwitz Concentration Camp in occupied Poland. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Soviet troops reached the suburbs of Warsaw, Poland and began air dropping supplies to the Armia Krajowa. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
United Kingdom
  • Three German V-2 rockets hit Britain. One of them hit the center of Walthamstow, London, England, United Kingdom at 0455 hours, killing six immediately and another one later from wounds. The resulting crater was 50 feet wide and 10 feet deep. ww2dbase [Main Article | Event | CPC]
Yugoslavia
  • Soviet and Bulgarian troops marched into eastern Yugoslavia from Bulgaria. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 14 Sep 1944
Map depicting the Allied campaign toward Germany, 26 Aug-14 Sep 1944Resistance fighters in La Tresorerie near Boulogne-sur-Mer, France, 14 Sep 1944C. G. Power, C. D. Howe, Winston Churchill, and Mackenzie King in Quebec, Canada, circa 14 Sep 194482nd Airborne Division loading Jeeps into Waco CG-4A gliders about Sep 14, 1944 for Market Garden on Sep 17. The box in the left Jeep is a SCR-625-C mine detector and a paratrooper bicycle is in the right Jeep
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14 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