10 Apr 1944
  • Cruiser Köln began a three-month refit. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Rudolf Vrba and Alfred Wetzler, who had escaped from Auschwitz Concentration Camp three days prior, arrived in Slovakia. They would later revealing information about the camp to outside world via the Papal Nuncio in Slovakia. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Soviet troops entered Odessa, Ukraine. ww2dbase [TH]
  • Aleksandr Vasilevsky was awarded the Order of Victory for the first time. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Atlantic Ocean
  • Rockets and aerial depth charges from USS Guadalcanal's anti-submarine hunter-killer group TBM Avenger aircraft sank German Type IXC submarine U-68 650 miles off Casablanca. There was one survivor. ww2dbase [Main Article | DS]
Australian New Guinea
  • 672nd Bomb Squadron and 675th Bomb Squadron (both flying A-20 aircraft) of USAAF 417th Bomb Group were transferred from Dobodura Airfield to Saidor Airfield, Australian Papua. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Hawaii
  • USS Pompon arrived at Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii, ending her fourth war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
Japan
  • The keel of landing ship No. 133 was laid down at the Sasebo Naval Arsenal in Sasebo, Japan. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
  • The keel of landing ship No. 134 was laid down by Kawanami Kogyo. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Romania
  • German Großdeutschland Division counterattacked westward from Podu Iloaiei toward Târgu Frumos, Romania. To the south of Târgu Frumos, Romanian 1st Guard Division and Romanian 7th Infantry Division attacked in concert. Soviet troops withdrew from Târgu Frumos by 2200 hours. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Russia
  • Georgy Zhukov was awarded the Order of Victory for the first time; this was the very first Order of Victory given out by the Soviet Union. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United States
  • The US Joint Chiefs of Staff formally approved Operation Matterhorn, the name allocated to the B-29 bomber offensive against Japanese cities. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
Photo(s) dated 10 Apr 1944
120 mm Gun M1 anti-aircraft weapon of US 85th Antiaircraft Artillery Gun Battalion loaded onto a rail flat car at Norfolk Army Base, Norfolk, Virginia, United States, 10 Apr 1944USS Copahee in port in the United States with Dauntless dive bombers on her flight deck, 10 Apr 1944; note she was wearing Camouflage Measure 21Six US Navy LSTs loading men and equipment during a practice landing near Lae, New Guinea, 10 Apr 1944; note M4 Sherman tank, Dodge Weapons Carrier, GMC CCKW 2 1/2-ton 6x6 trucksUSS San Diego off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 10 Apr 1944, photo 1 of 5; note camouflage Measure 33, Design 24d
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Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis

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