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9 Oct 1944
  • USS Gar arrived at Brisbane, Australia, ending her thirteenth war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Croaker sank a Japanese freighter with 4 of 4 torpedoes fired. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The US surrender ultimatum to the garrison at Aachen, Germany was rejected. ww2dbase [TH]
  • Canadian troops used amphibious vehicles to enter the Breskens Pocket in the Netherlands. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
  • Léon Degrelle was awarded the German Cross in Gold. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Australian New Guinea
  • Four TDR drones were launched against Matupi Bridge, Simpson Harbor, Rabaul, New Britain. Three were lost to antiaircraft fire and one was lost enroute to the target. ww2dbase [Main Article | DS]
French Indochina
  • USS Bergall sank a Japanese transport off the coast of French Indochina, hitting her with 1 of 3 torpedoes. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Pintado departed Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii for her third war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
  • USS Dragonet arrived at Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
  • Barbers Point Naval Air Station: Part of Night Air Group 106 on board. ww2dbase [Main Article | DS]
  • Submarine I-369 was completed at the Yokosuka Navy Yard, Japan as a Type D1 Tei-gata transport submarine. She was commissioned into service under the command of Lieutenant Shigeo Matsushima. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Sterlet sank a Japanese fishing boat off the eastern coast of Okinawa, Japan with her deck gun. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Japanese submarine I-8 arrived at Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan. ww2dbase [CPC]
Pacific Ocean
  • USS Becuna attacked a Japanese convoy in the South China Sea, claiming two sunk and two damaged; ten torpedoes were expended, seven of them made contact. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Hawkbill attacked a Japanese convoy in the South China sea with USS Becuna, damaging several ships with her torpedoes. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Kamoi changed course for Hong Kong after her convoy was attacked several times by US submarines. ww2dbase [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
United States
  • USS Randolph was commissioned into service with Captain Felix Locke Baker in command. ww2dbase [Main Article | DS]
  • USS Yorktown (Essex-class) departed Puget Sound Navy Yard, Washington, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | DS]
  • USS Ancon arrived at Charleston, South Carolina, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Bulgarian 1st Army attacked Nis, Yugoslavia. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
Photo(s) dated 9 Oct 1944
Winston Churchill, W. Averell Harriman, Joseph Stalin, and Vyacheslav Molotov at Fourth Moscow Conference, Russia, Oct 1944, photo 1 of 2Field Marshal Walter Model and Colonel Wilk traveling in a Kübelwagen to visit the 246th Volksgrenadier Division in Aachen, Germany, 9 Oct 1944Winston Churchill, W. Averell Harriman, Joseph Stalin, and Vyacheslav Molotov at Fourth Moscow Conference, Russia, Oct 1944, photo 2 of 2

9 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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Lt. Gen. Lewis B. "Chesty" Puller, at Guadalcanal