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10 Oct 1944
  • USS Iowa arrived off Okinawa, Japan to cover carriers while the carrier aircraft struck targets in the Ryukyu Islands and Taiwan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Franklin launched strikes against Okinawa. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Pollack completed the exercise with HMAS Geelong off Brisbane, Australia and sailed for the Hawaii Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Makin Island became the flagship of Rear Admiral Calvin T. Durgin of an escort carrier task unit. ww2dbase [Main Article | DS]
  • Auxiliary escort Kari was sunk by US Task Force 38 carrier aircraft off Okinawa, Japan. ww2dbase [Main Article | 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 [Main Article | 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 [Main Article | CPC]
  • 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]
  • Walter Stettner von Grabenhofen stepped down as the commanding officer of 1st Mountain Division. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Belgian collaborators being held in Fort Breendonk were transferred to the Dossin Barracks in Mechelen, Belgium. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
  • Japanese hospital ship Hikawa Maru arrived at Sasebo, Japan. ww2dbase [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
  • USS Wasp's aircraft attacked positions on Okinawa, Anami, and Miyaki of the Ryukyu Islands, Japan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Landing ship No. 157 was sunk by US aircraft at Naha, Okinawa, Japan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Pacific Ocean
  • USS Miami operated off Okinawa, Japan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • A Soviet military tribunal sentenced Rudolf Körpert, Otto Mäder, and four other former officers of German-run prisoners of war camps to death. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Red Army cracked the German line in the Serbia region of Yugoslavia en route to Belgrade. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
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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