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2 Oct 1944
  • USS Wisconsin was attached to the US Navy Pacific Fleet. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Mingo sank four small Japanese ships with her deck gun. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • 2nd Canadian Infantry Division marched north from Antwerp, Belgium toward South Beveland, the Netherlands. ww2dbase [Main Article | 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 [Main Article | 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]
Caroline Islands
  • USS Marcus Island departed Palau Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Cassin Young arrived at Ulithi, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • B-25 bombers of US 14th Air Force attacked Tianhe Airfield in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • In Lapland, Finland, General Lothar Rendulic ordered the German 20th Mountain Army to open hostilities against the Finnish III Army Corps. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
  • US 5th Army reached Monghidoro, Italy. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Japan Philippines Poland
  • 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 [Main Article | CPC]
  • Vsevolod Merkulov submitted a report to Lavrentiy Beria detailing the intelligence he had gained from an American atomic scientist. ww2dbase [Main Article | 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
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis

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Famous WW2 Quote
"I have returned. By the grace of Almighty God, our forces stand again on Philippine soil."

General Douglas MacArthur at Leyte, 17 Oct 1944