13 Apr 1944
  • British Chindit units attacked the village of Sepein near Mawlu in Burma. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
France
  • Drancy Concentration Camp in France dispatched its 71st convoy with 1,500 Jews for Auschwitz Concentration Camp. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
Germany
  • Robert Johnson shot down two German Fw 190 aircraft over Kaiserslautern, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Hawaii
  • Martial law was lifted in the US Territory of Hawaii. ww2dbase [CPC]
Italy
  • Italian motor torpedo boats claimed the sinking of an Allied corvette off Anzio, Italy; this sinking was not confirmed. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Marshall Islands
  • USS Yorktown (Essex-class) departed Majuro, Marshall Islands for the northern coast of New Guinea. ww2dbase [Main Article | DS]
  • USS Alabama departed Majuro Atoll, Marshall Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Pacific Ocean
  • USS Harder was spotted by a Japanese aircraft north of the western Caroline Islands, and destroyer Ikazuchi sortied to attack. Harder sank Ikazuchi in return, hitting her with 2 of 4 torpedoes. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Russia
  • Red Army units captured Eupatoria (Yevpatoriya), Feodosiya, and Simferol in Russia. Nearby, at Staryi Krym, German troops killed 589 people, about 200 of them children. ww2dbase [TH]

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

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USS Sterlet, circa 1944-1945




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