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11 Dec 1944
  • The last gassing at the Hartheim Castle in Austria for the euthanasia program took place. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • USS Gar delivered 35 tons of supplies to an American position near Duriagaos Inlet, Luzon, Philippine Islands and picked up intelligence documents. ww2dbase [Gar | CPC]
  • USS Guitarro departed Fremantle, Australia for her fourth war patrol. ww2dbase [Guitarro | CPC]
  • Adolf Hitler held a meeting with top German military commanders at the Adlerhorst headquarters in Wetterau, Germany, stressing the importance of the upcoming Ardennes Offensive. ww2dbase [Battle of the Bulge | CPC]
  • USS Astoria set sail for the Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Astoria (Cleveland-class) | CPC]
  • Kurt Fricke stepped down as the commanding officer of Naval Group Command South. ww2dbase [Kurt Frike | CPC]
Baltic Sea
  • After sundown, German destroyers Z35, Z36, and Z43 and torpedo boat T28 began laying a new minefield off the Estonian coast, planning to deploy 68 mines each. Torpedo boat T23 provided escort for the group. ww2dbase [Z35 | Z36 | Z43 | T23 | T28 | Gulf of Finland | CPC]
China Hawaii Norway
  • U-1233 departed Horten, Vestfold, Norway for her first and only war patrol. ww2dbase [U-1233 | Horten, Vestfold | CPC]
Pacific Ocean
  • USS Preston guarded carriers while the carriers launched strikes against Luzon, Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Preston (Fletcher-class) | CPC]
US Pacific Islands Photo(s) dated 11 Dec 1944
African-American soldiers of the 161st Chemical Smoke Generating Company of the US 3rd Army refilling a M-2 smoke generator, at the Saar River near Wallerfangen, Germany, 11 Dec 1944USS Wasp at sea, 11 Dec 1944

11 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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