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26 Sep 1944
  • USS Gabilan began her third war patrol in Japanese home island waters. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Allied troops captured Mook, the Netherlands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • German shore batteries, cut off behind Allied lines around Calais in France, bombarded Dover, England, United Kingdom, killing 49 people. The Royal Air Force retaliated with a series of bombing raids in which the gun sites were pounded into silence. ww2dbase [AC]
  • Lord Gort stepped down as the Governor of Malta. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • US and British intelligence missions were forced out of Sofia, Bulgaria by political pressure asserted by the Soviet Union. ww2dbase [CPC]
Dutch East Indies Estonia
  • All of Estonia was occupied by the Red Army. ww2dbase [TH]
  • British 8th Army drove out German positions along the Uso River north of Rimini, Italy. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC, CPC]
Japan Pacific Ocean
  • USS Whale patrolled in the Bashi Channel between Taiwan and Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Soviet troops fortified positions along the Danube River on the Romanian-Yugoslavian and Romanian-Bulgarian borders. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Joseph Stalin issued an order stating that all arrests of former top level Bulgarian and Romanian leaders could be done only with authorization of the Soviet Stavka. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United States
  • USS Tunny arrived at Hunters Point Naval Shipyard, San Francisco, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 26 Sep 1944
British Royal Navy Commander Cross reviewing a convoy movement map with Captain Lake, Derby House, Liverpool, England, United Kingdom, 26 or 27 Sep 1944United States Coast Guard cutter Spencer after her conversion to an Amphibious Force Flagship, Norfolk Navy Yard, Norfolk, Virginia, United States, 26 Sep 1944

26 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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"With Germany arming at breakneck speed, England lost in a pacifist dream, France corrupt and torn by dissension, America remote and indifferent... do you not tremble for your children?"

Winston Churchill, 1935