9 Feb 1944
  • USS Gar ended her tenth war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Walter Heitz passed away. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The Royal Navy's Second Escort Group (Captain F. J. Walker CB, DSO and three bars) sank the German submarines U-734 and U-238. ww2dbase [AC]
Italy Japan Netherlands
  • The German Foreign Ministry in the Hague reported back to Berlin that to date 108,000 Jews had been deported from the Netherlands. The Dutch population considered German methods brutal, and church circles were actively promoting disapproval for the deportations. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • George Bell, Bishop of Chichester, in a speech in the House of Lords in Britain openly criticised the Government over the bombing of German cities. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
US Pacific Islands
  • Lieutenant Commander James Grady was named the commanding officer of USS Whale, relieving Lieutenant Commander Albert Burrows. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 9 Feb 1944
German Army Field Marshal Erwin Rommel and General Hans von Obstfelder at Hendaye, France, 9 Feb 1944Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, Vice Admiral Friedrich Oskar Ruge, and General Hans von Obstfelder at Hendaye, France, 9 Feb 1944

9 Feb 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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