13 Feb 1944 Australian New Guinea
  • More than 200 US aircraft attacked Rabaul, New Britain. The Japanese launched about 50 fighters in defense. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
British Western Pacific Territories
  • USS Columbia arrived at Nissan, Green Islands to support the landings. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Caroline Islands Hawaii
  • Barbers Point Naval Air Station: Thirty aircraft (Model F6F-3) and 45 officers of Night Fighting Squadron 76 (VF(N)-76) departed. Air Group 2 arrived on board. ww2dbase [Main Article | DS]
Italy
  • Americans stopped a German counter attack at Anzio, Italy. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
  • The monastery at Monte Cassino, Italy was given advance warning of the aerial bombing to come. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Ukraine
  • Lucien Lippert, commanding officer of SS Volunteer Sturmbrigade Wallonien, was killed in action at the village of Novo-Buda central Ukraine. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Léon Degrelle was made the commanding officer of SS Volunteer Sturmbrigade Wallonien upon the combat death of his predecessor Lucien Lippert in Ukraine. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United States
  • USS Guitarro departed Manitowoc, Wisconsin, United States for Chicago, Illinois, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 13 Feb 1944
Sherman tank of UK 79th (Experimental) Armored Division Royal Engineers using a Churchill Ark armored ramp carrier to climb a small escarpment, 13 Feb 1944Battleship Indiana at Pearl Harbor Navy Yard, US Territory of Hawaii, 13 Feb 1944, photo 1 of 4; note damage from collision with WashingtonBattleship Indiana at Pearl Harbor Navy Yard, US Territory of Hawaii, 13 Feb 1944, photo 2 of 4; note damage from collision with WashingtonBattleship Indiana at Pearl Harbor Navy Yard, US Territory of Hawaii, 13 Feb 1944, photo 3 of 4; note damage from collision with Washington
See all photos dated 13 Feb 1944

13 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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