13 Jan 1944
  • US Treasury Secretary Henry Morgenthau, Jr. received the "Report to the Secretary on the Acquiescence of this Government in the Murder of the Jews", exposing US State Department's efforts to avoid directly helping Jewish refugees. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • John Basilone was assigned to the 21st Infantry Regiment of the newly formed but not yet activated US 5th Marine Division. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Caroline Islands France
  • Yolande Beekman was captured by German Gestapo agents in France. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • 25 RAF Mosquito aircraft attacked Essen, Duisburg, Aachen, and Koblenz in Germany; 1 aircraft was lost. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Allied troops captured the high ground north of Cervaro, Italy. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Commander Junio Valerio Borghese was arrested in connection with the recent mutiny of the "Maestrale" naval infantry battalion of the Italian Navy. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Landing ship No. 127 was launched. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The Central Headquarters of the Partisan Movement (TsShPD) in the Soviet Union was disbanded. ww2dbase [CPC]
Photo(s) dated 13 Jan 1944
USS Cassin Young in Outer Harbor, San Pedro, California, United States, 13 Jan 1944, photo 1 of 2USS Cassin Young in Outer Harbor, San Pedro, California, United States, 13 Jan 1944, photo 2 of 2USS Coral Sea during an exercise, seen from USS Manila Bay, 13 Jan 1944USS Coral Sea seen from USS Natoma Bay, 13 Jan 1944
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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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