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2 Oct 1944
  • 2nd Canadian Infantry Division marched north from Antwerp, Belgium toward South Beveland, the Netherlands. ww2dbase [Battle of the Scheldt Estuary | CPC]
  • USS Mingo sank four small Japanese ships with her deck gun. ww2dbase [Mingo | CPC]
  • Friedrich Christiansen ordered a raid on the village of Putten, Gelderland, the Netherlands as retaliation for the killing of his subordinate Leutnant Sommers by resistance fighters. Many civilians were subsequently executed and 661 men were deported to labor camps. ww2dbase [Friedrich Christiansen | CPC]
  • USS Wisconsin was attached to the US Navy Pacific Fleet. ww2dbase [Wisconsin | CPC]
  • P-47 fighters of USAAF 386th Fighter Squadron encountered the Me 262 jet fighter flown by Oberfeldwebel Hieronymus Lauer; US pilot Val Beaudrault shot down Lauer. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • After emergency repairs to battle damage, USS Bailey departed Peleliu bound for Pearl Harbor, Hawaii by way of Manus in the Admiralty Islands. ww2dbase [Bailey | DS]
Caroline Islands China Finland
  • In Lapland, Finland, General Lothar Rendulic ordered the German 20th Mountain Army to open hostilities against the Finnish III Army Corps. ww2dbase [Finland Switched Sides | AC]
Germany Italy Japan
  • Unryu departed Hashirajima near Hiroshima, Japan and arrived at Matsuyama, Ehime, Japan. ww2dbase [Unryu | Matsuyama, Ehime | CPC]
Panama Canal Zone
  • USS Pasadena transited the Panama Canal for the first and only time. ww2dbase [Panama Canal | Pasadena | DS]
  • Japanese hospital ship Hikawa Maru arrived at Davao, Philippine Islands and departed later on the same day. ww2dbase [Hikawa Maru | Davao | CPC]
  • Kamoi loaded boiler water while at Manila, Philippines. ww2dbase [Kamoi | Manila | CPC]
  • The Warsaw Uprising ended in failure after 63 days of fighting largely due to lack of food and ammunition. 15,200 insurgents and 200,000 civilians were killed, while the German occupation forces suffered 16,000 killed. Many buildings were destroyed in the fighting. ww2dbase [Warsaw Uprising | Warsaw | CPC]
  • Vsevolod Merkulov submitted a report to Lavrentiy Beria detailing the intelligence he had gained from an American atomic scientist. ww2dbase [Vsevolod Merkulov | Moscow | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • Operation Frantic 8, a USAAF air mission to supply Polish resistance fighters in Warsaw, Poland scheduled for this date, was postponed to 3 Oct 1944 due to weather. Meanwhile, the Soviet Union sent the Americans a falsified report which claimed that the Soviets had evacuated a large number of Polish resistance fighters from Warsaw, Poland, thus the planned airdrop mission would not be necessary. ww2dbase [Warsaw Uprising | Operation Frantic | England | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 2 Oct 1944
Hodges at Verviers, Belgium, 2 Oct 1944

2 Oct 1944 Interactive Map

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