22 Jan 1944
  • USS Gar attacked a Japanese convoy off Palau Islands at night, reporting six hits with ten torpedoes fired and reporting one sunk and one damaged. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Franklin Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9417 for the establishment of the War Refugee Board to help European Jews flee from Europe. The board was to be governed by the Secretaries of State, Treasury, and War. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Lieutenant Leo Boelens, who had escaped from Davao Penal Colony, Mindanao, Philippines, was killed by the Japanese. He was the only escapee of the 4 Apr 1943 escape to not to return to the United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Enterprise departed Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
  • USS New Mexico departed Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Tang departed Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii for her first war patrol to the Caroline and Mariana Islands area. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
  • 36,000 Allied troops landed at Anzio, Italy, facing little opposition. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH, CPC]
  • German 15th Panzergrenadier Division wiped out new beachheads on the Rapido River in Italy established by US 141st Regiment and 143rd Regiment through the previous night. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Nachi departed Sasebo, Japan. ww2dbase [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
  • Destroyer Yuzuki completed her refitting at Ishikawa Shipyard and the Yokosuka Naval Arsenal, Japan. Her aft torpedo mount and two of her four main guns were removed in exchange for additional anti-aircraft machine guns and improved underwater sound detection equipment. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
  • Viktor Abakumov requested the Soviet GKO for a new trial in Smolensk, Russia for 13 German defendants arrested by SMERSH. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • Allied convoy JW-56B departed Liverpool, England, United Kingdom. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 22 Jan 1944
WASP pilots at Laredo Army Air Force Base, Texas, United States, 22 Jan 1944; note B-26 Marauder, AT-6 Texan, and C-56 Lodestar aircraft in backgroundUS Army DUKWs landing under fire on the beaches of Anzio, Italy, 22 Jan 1944US Army troops landing at Anzio, Italy, late Jan 1944The Ruler of the Raging Main, Neptunus Rex, and his escort arriving on the flight deck of the USS Intrepid for the Line Crossing ceremonies, 22 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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