15 Jan 1944
  • Soviet forces launched a new offensive near Leningrad, Russia. ww2dbase [Siege of Leningrad | TH]
  • Prichett was commissioned into service. ww2dbase [Prichett | CPC]
Australia Caroline Islands
  • Repair ship Akashi completed the repair work for light cruiser Nagara at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Akashi | Truk | CPC]
Iceland
  • Allied convoy JW-56A sailed into a storm off the Faroe Islands; it was redirected to Akureyri, Iceland for shelter. ww2dbase [Arctic Convoys | Akureyri | CPC]
Italy United Kingdom
  • Dwight Eisenhower arrived at the airport at Prestwick, Scotland, United States, where he was met by his new British military aide Lieutenant Colonel James Gault, a member of the Scots Guards regiment. ww2dbase [Dwight Eisenhower | Scotland | CPC]
US Pacific Islands
  • Gato-class submarine USS Silversides arrived at Midway, ending her eighth war patrol. Her commanding officer, LtCdr J.S. Coye, received his second Navy Cross for his actions during this patrol. ww2dbase [Silversides | Midway | DS]

15 Jan 1944 Interactive Map

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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