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18 Sep 1944
  • USS Cod departed Fremantle, Australia for her fifth war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Sennet completed her fitting out. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Cruiser USS Duluth (CL-87) was commissioned with Captain Donald Roderick Osborn, Jr. in command. ww2dbase [AC]
  • US Ninth Army captured Brest, France. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
  • In the Netherlands, German troops launched a heavy counter attack near Arnhem while Allied troops captured Eindhoven. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
  • Indian troops captured Point 343 in San Marino. Brazilian troops captured Camaiore, Italy. British troops captured San Godenzo Pass, also in Italy. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Guam Hawaii
  • USS Escolar departed Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii for her first and only war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
  • Spitfire fighter pilot Flight Lieutenant D. A. J. Draper of 4 Squadron, flying a reconnaissance flight over Zoutkamp, Netherlands sighted what he thought was a Do 217 aircraft at 22,000 feet, as his aircraft was unarmed he went in to do a dummy attack and reported that the aircraft released a V-1 flying bomb before escaping. It was thought that only Heinkel bombers could carry the flying bombs but there was a certain amount of experimenting going on and Draper might well had been correct. ww2dbase [Main Article | Event | HM]
  • Nazi German SS doctors conducted a selection in the infirmaries of Auschwitz Concentration Camp in occupied Poland. 330 men and 65 boys, all Jews, were selected and sent to the gas chambers. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
  • A transport with 2,500 Jews arrived at Auschwitz Concentration Camp from the Lodz ghetto in occupied Poland; about 80% of this transport were children between 13 and 16 years of age. 150 were registered into the camp, the remaining were all killed in the gas chambers. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
United States
  • USS Ticonderoga departed San Diego, California, United States for Pearl Harbor. ww2dbase [Main Article | DS]
  • USS Spot completed fitting out at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 18 Sep 1944
Captain Ogilvie of the UK Glider Pilot Regiment, who landed in his kilt during Operation Market Garden, preparing for a patrol next to a jeep, 18 Sep 1944A forty-foot circle hole in the roof of a U-boat pen in Brest, France which had received a direct hit during the Allied bombardment, 18 Sep 1944US Army Brigadier General Anthony C. McAuliffe speaking to his glider pilots, England, United Kingdom, 18 Sep 1944; note C-47 Skytrain and CG-4A glider aircraft in backgroundC-47 Skytrains tow CG-4A Gliders to their landing areas on D+1 of Operation Market Garden, Sep 18 1944
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18 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