2 Feb 1944
  • Light carrier Hosho was assigned to the Combined Fleet as a training carrier. ww2dbase [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
  • Luzk and Rovno, Ukraine were captured by the Soviet 1st Ukrainian Front. ww2dbase [TH]
  • Stalin allowed USAAF aircraft to use Russian bases. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
Australia
  • Edmund Herring was appointed Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Victoria, Australia. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Hawaii
  • Barbers Point Naval Air Station: Part of ARGUS-15 departed. ww2dbase [Main Article | DS]
Italy
  • Germans defeated American troops in the Battle of Cisterna near Anzio, Italy. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Poland
  • A transport from Trieste, Italy arrived at Auschwitz Concentration Camp. Most of the prisoners were sent to the gas chambers upon arrival. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
  • In Poland, the Warsaw area HSSPF, SS-Brigadeführer Franz Kutschera, was assassinated at the gate to his headquarters. ww2dbase [TH]
United States
  • USS Tunny completed her repairs at Hunters Point Naval Shipyard, San Francisco, California, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 2 Feb 1944
Battleship WashingtonBattleship WashingtonBattleship WashingtonUS Marine Private First Class N. E. Carling posing beside M4 Sherman tank
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Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis

2 Feb 1944 Interactive Map




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