11 Feb 1944
  • Ommaney Bay was commissioned into service. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • German forces sent to relieve the Korsun pocket in Ukraine were now only 10 miles away. ww2dbase [TH]
  • 6 B-25 bombers escorted by 20 P-40 and P-51 fighters the US 14th Air Force and the Chinese 32nd Fighter Squadron attacked the Kai Tek Airfield, Hong Kong. Fighters of the Japanese 85th Sentai rose to intercept, shooting down one B-25 bomber, 4 P-40 fighters, and 2 P-51 fighters. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • USS Finback arrived at Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii, ending her seventh war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
Indian Ocean
  • In the Indian Ocean the German supply ship, Charlotte Schliemann, was sighted by a Catalina aircraft while refuelling submarine U-532. The submarine dived but on resurfacing was unable to find her supply ship. ww2dbase [AC]
  • Major General John Lucas ordered a counterattack from the Anzio beachhead in Italy, which was repulsed by the Germans which had intercepted Allied radio communications and had prepared for this attack. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The US II Corps attack toward Monte Cassino, Italy was halted by German troops. Major General Harry Dimoline of Indian 4th Division requested the aerial bombing of the abbey atop Monte Cassino. ww2dbase [Main Article | Event | CPC]
Japan Pacific Ocean
  • USS Permit fired 4 torpedoes at a Japanese carrier in the Pacific Ocean; all torpedoes missed. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • Allied convoy RA-56 arrived at Loch Ewe, Scotland, United Kingdom. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 11 Feb 1944
Strike photo stitched together from photos taken by USS Langley aircraft showing severe damage to the runway and the surrounding areas on Engebi Island (now Enjebi), Eniwetok Atoll, Marshall Islands, 11 Feb 1944.US Navy K-class airship of Airship Patrol Squadron ZP-11 on a snow covered ramp at NAS South Weymouth, Massachusetts, United States, Feb 11, 1944.

11 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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