23 Jan 1944
  • USS Gar continued to attack a Japanese convoy off Palau Islands which had been attacked three hours prior on the previous date, sinking the already-damaged cargo ship Taian Maru with one of two torpedoes fired. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Snook sank Japanese converted gunboat Magane Maru off the Bonin Islands, hitting with 2 of 6 torpedoes fired. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The destroyer HMS Janus was lost off Anzio, Italy. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
  • Heinrich Prinz zu Sayn-Wittgenstein was awarded Swords to his Knight's Cross medal posthumously. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Australian New Guinea
  • US aircraft attacked Rabaul, New Britain. The Japanese lost at least 13 fighters. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Dutch East Indies Japan Poland
  • 180 prisoners deemed "invalid" were executed by gunfire at Majdanek Concentration Camp in occupied Poland. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 23 Jan 1944
San Jacinto underway off the US east coast, 23 Jan 1944, photo 1 of 2; note SNJ training plane on flight deckSan Jacinto underway off the US east coast, 23 Jan 1944, photo 2 of 2; note SNJ training plane on flight deck

23 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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