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10 Oct 1944
  • USS Franklin launched strikes against Okinawa. ww2dbase [Franklin | CPC]
  • 10 Lancaster bombers conducted minelaying operations off Helgoland, Germany. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • British troops captured Corinth, Greece. On the same day, German Armeegruppe E started its final retreat from Greece. ww2dbase [TH]
  • Soviet units reached the Baltic coast at Memel (now Klaipeda, Lithuania), cutting off the 26 divisions of German Armeegruppe Nord once and for all. ww2dbase [Operation Bagration | TH]
  • German Army put down the anti-Tiso rebellion in Slovakia. ww2dbase [TH]
  • Stanley Hollis received the Victoria Cross medal from King George VI. ww2dbase [Stanley Hollis | CPC]
  • USS Makin Island became the flagship of Rear Admiral Calvin T. Durgin of an escort carrier task unit. ww2dbase [Makin Island | DS]
  • Miklós Horthy, Jr., son of the Hungarian leader, met with Yugoslavians. German intelligence learned of this anti-German act, but decided not to take any action. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • USS Pollack completed the exercise with HMAS Geelong off Brisbane, Australia and sailed for the Hawaii Islands. ww2dbase [Pollack | CPC]
  • USS Iowa arrived off Okinawa, Japan to cover carriers while the carrier aircraft struck targets in the Ryukyu Islands and Taiwan. ww2dbase [Iowa | CPC]
  • Auxiliary escort Kari was sunk by US Task Force 38 carrier aircraft off Okinawa, Japan. ww2dbase [Kashi | CPC]
  • Walter Stettner von Grabenhofen stepped down as the commanding officer of 1st Mountain Division. ww2dbase [Walter Stettner von Grabenhofen | CPC]
Belgium Japan
  • Japanese hospital ship Hikawa Maru arrived at Sasebo, Japan. ww2dbase [Hikawa Maru | CPC]
  • USS Wasp's aircraft attacked positions on Okinawa, Anami, and Miyaki of the Ryukyu Islands, Japan. ww2dbase [Wasp (Essex-class) | CPC]
  • Landing ship No. 157 was sunk by US aircraft at Naha, Okinawa, Japan. ww2dbase [No. 101/103-class | CPC]
Pacific Ocean
  • USS Miami operated off Okinawa, Japan. ww2dbase [Miami | CPC]
Russia Yugoslavia Photo(s) dated 10 Oct 1944
Hull underway off the Puget Sound Navy Yard, Washington, United States, 10 Oct 1944; note US Navy camouflage Measure 31, Design 6dCarrier Katsuragi during her trials off Kagoshima, Japan, Oct 1944Naha, Okinawa, Japan seen from an American carrier aircraft during the raid of 10 Oct 1944Canberra operating with Task Force 38, Western Pacific, 10 Oct 1944; note camouflage Design 18a in the Measure 31-32-33 series
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10 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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