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10 Dec 1944
  • US Third Army captured Haguenau and Sarreguemines in northeastern France. ww2dbase [TH]
  • Destroyer Yuzuki departed Manila, Luzon, Philippine Islands, escorting troop convoy TA No. 9 for Ormoc, Leyte, Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Yuzuki | CPC]
  • Adolf Hitler arrived at the Adlerhorst headquarters in Wetterau, Germany. ww2dbase [Adolf Hitler | CPC]
Burma
  • The world's longest Bailey bridge (at the length of 1,154 feet) was completed over the Chindwin River in Burma by the Anglo-Indian troops. ww2dbase [Battle of Meiktila-Mandalay | CPC]
Caroline Islands
  • USS Ticonderoga departs Ulithi, Caroline Islands with Task Group 38.3. ww2dbase [Ticonderoga | DS]
  • USS Marcus Island departed Kossol Roads, Palau Islands. ww2dbase [Marcus Island | CPC]
  • USS Alabama departed Ulithi, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Alabama | CPC]
  • USS Wasp departed Ulithi, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Wasp (Essex-class) | CPC]
  • USS Yorktown (Essex-class) departed Ulithi, Caroline Islands to rejoin the fleet east of the Philippines. ww2dbase [Yorktown (Essex-class) | DS]
Hawaii Japan
  • Unryu arrived at Kure, Japan. ww2dbase [Unryu | CPC]
  • Japanese Navy landing ship No. 185 was completed and was transferred to the Army as a SB craft. ww2dbase [No. 101/103-class | CPC]
  • Kamoi entered drydocks at Yokosuka, Japan for repairs. ww2dbase [Kamoi | CPC]
Norway
  • Emden was refloated in the Oslofjord, Norway after having run aground on the previous day. ww2dbase [Emden | CPC]
Pacific Ocean
  • USS Preston guarded carriers while the carriers launched strikes against Luzon, Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Preston (Fletcher-class) | CPC]
Romania
  • The Soviet Foreign Commissariat began to expel US and UK intelligence personnel from Romania. ww2dbase [CPC]
Russia
  • Allied convoy RA-62 departed the Kola Inlet near Murmansk, Russia. ww2dbase [Arctic Convoys | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 10 Dec 1944
Machine gun post manned by men of 1st Battalion, 157th Regiment, US 45th Division, Niederbronn-les-Bains, France, 10 Dec 1944; note M1919 Browning machine gun

10 Dec 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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