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9 Oct 1944
  • 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 [Battle of the Scheldt Estuary | TH]
  • USS Gar arrived at Brisbane, Australia, ending her thirteenth war patrol. ww2dbase [Gar | CPC]
  • USS Croaker sank a Japanese freighter with 4 of 4 torpedoes fired. ww2dbase [Croaker | CPC]
  • L√©on Degrelle was awarded the German Cross in Gold. ww2dbase [L√©on Degrelle | 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 [TDR | Rabaul, New Britain | DS]
French Indochina
  • USS Bergall sank a Japanese transport off the coast of French Indochina, hitting her with 1 of 3 torpedoes. ww2dbase [Bergall | CPC]
Hawaii Japan
  • 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 [I-369 | Yokosuka, Kanagawa | CPC]
  • Japanese submarine I-8 arrived at Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan. ww2dbase [Yokosuka, Kanagawa | CPC]
  • USS Sterlet sank a Japanese fishing boat off the eastern coast of Okinawa, Japan with her deck gun. ww2dbase [Sterlet | Okinawa | 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 [Becuna | South China Sea | CPC]
  • USS Hawkbill attacked a Japanese convoy in the South China sea with USS Becuna, damaging several ships with her torpedoes. ww2dbase [Hawkbill | South China Sea | CPC]
  • Kamoi changed course for Hong Kong after her convoy was attacked several times by US submarines. ww2dbase [Kamoi | South China Sea | CPC]
United States Yugoslavia 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 K√ľbelwagen 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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"I have returned. By the grace of Almighty God, our forces stand again on Philippine soil."

General Douglas MacArthur at Leyte, 17 Oct 1944