1 Feb 1944
  • Graph was decommissioned from service. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The British Air Headquarters Air Defences Eastern Mediterranean was renamed the Air Headquarters Eastern Mediterranean; Richard Saul remained its commanding officer despite the name change. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Franz Kutschera passed away. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Luce departed Massacre Bay, Attu, Aleutian Islands for Paramushiru, Kurile Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
British Western Pacific Territories
  • The United States Marine Corps established a new 4th Marine Regiment at Tassafaronga, Guadalcanal (the original 4th Marine having been lost at Corregidor in the Philippine Islands in 1942) drawing its manpower from the deactivated Raider battalions. ww2dbase [AC]
  • German 44th Infantry Division fell back near the Rapido River toward Monte Cassino, Italy. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Marshall Islands
  • USS New Mexico shelled Japanese positions on Ebeye Island, Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | Event | CPC]
  • A new satellite camp of Auschwitz III (Monowitz), located at the Guenthergrube in Ledziny, Poland opened. This new satellite camp would house 300 prisoners for coal mining for the German industrial firm I. G. Farben. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
  • Polish AK resistance fighters assassinated German SS commander Franz Kutschera at the intersection of Aleje Ujazdowskie and Piusa XI Street in Warsaw, Poland. ww2dbase [Main Article | JR]
  • Allied convoy JW-56B arrived at the Kola Inlet near Murmansk, Russia. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Singapore Taiwan
  • A personnel office and a naval infantry unit were established at Takao Guard District in southern Taiwan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 1 Feb 1944
Soldiers of the US Army 7th Division moving a 37 mm Gun M3 anti-tank gun on Kwajalein, Marshall Islands, Feb 1944Battleship Washington alongside AR-4 Vestal for initial repairs after colliding with battleship Indiana, 1 Feb 1944Battleship Washington underway with a collapsed bow after colliding with battleship Indiana, 1 Feb 1944M2 Howitzers in action at Kwajalein, Marshall Islands, circa late Jan or early Feb 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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