6 Feb 1944
  • Harry Dimoline was promoted to the war time rank of major general. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Australia
  • USS Ray departed Fremantle, Australia for her third war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Burma
  • Japanese attacked the forward headquarters of Indian 7th Division in Arakan, Burma by surprise. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Hawaii
  • Barbers Point Naval Air Station: Part of ARGUS-22 departed. Part of CASU-30 departed. ww2dbase [Main Article | DS]
Italy
  • German and Allied artillery pieces bombarded each other at Anzio, Italy. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Japan Poland
  • A transport from Drancy Concentration Camp in Paris, France arrived at Auschwitz Concentration Camp. 999 of the 1,214 Jews were sent to the gas chambers upon arrival; only 166 men and 49 women were registered into the camp. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 6 Feb 1944
Admiral Chester Nimitz at the US Marine Corps cemetary on Namur Island, Kwajalein Atoll, 6 Feb 1944; also present were USMC Colonel Franklin Hart and Major General Harry Schmidt (with dark glasses)Sikh troops of Indian 7th Division fighting at the Ngakyeduak Pass near Sinzweya, Burma, 6 Feb 1944

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis

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