10 Jan 1945
  • USS Puffer attacked a Japanese convoy in the Ryukyu Islands, Japan, expending 17 torpedoes and observing 8 hits. She claimed the sinking of an oiler, a freighter,and a destroyer, but ultimately was only given credit for the sinking of Japanese Coast Defense Vessel No. 42. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • 45 Japanese Army Renraku-tei special attack boats attacked American ships in Lingayen Gulf, Philippine Islands, sinking 2 LCI gunboats and damaged a few others. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Female prisoners of Uckermark Concentration Camp who were not able to work were exterminated. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • German 7.Gebirgs Division retreated from Lätäseno, Finland. ww2dbase [TH]
  • Heavy cruiser USS Chicago (CA-136) was commissioned with Captain Richard R. Hartung in command. ww2dbase [AC]
  • A Japanese Army special attack aircraft damaged USS Le Ray Wilson in the Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Hawaii
  • Barbers Point Naval Air Station: The first 2 enlisted WAVES arrived for duty this date. ww2dbase [Main Article | DS]
Pacific Ocean
  • USS Yorktown (Essex-class) and Task Force 38 entered the South China Sea via Bashi Channel to begin a series of raids on Japan's inner defenses. ww2dbase [Main Article | Event | DS]
  • USS Ticonderoga and the other ships of Task Force 38 entered the South China Sea via Bashi Channel. ww2dbase [Main Article | Event | DS]
Photo(s) dated 10 Jan 1945
Soldier of US 101st Airborne Division dead in the woods near Bastogne, Belgium, 10 Jan 1945The open breach of a 240mm howitzer with the US XIII Corps Field Artillery near Alsdorf, Germany during the advance on the Ruhr, 10 Jan 1945.B-17G Fortress with the 327th Bomb Squadron taxis for take-off at snow covered RAF Podington, Bedfordshire, England, UK for a morning mission to Gymnich Airfield; Jan 10 1945President Franklin Roosevelt during his inauguration ceremony on the west portico of the White House, Washington DC, United States, 10 Jan 1945. Note Harry Truman seated on the dias.

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis

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