14 Feb 1944
  • Irwin was commissioned into service. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Shark (Balao-class) was commissioned into service. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • SHAEF, the Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force, established its headquarters in England, United Kingdom. ww2dbase [TH]
  • The British Royal Navy's Second Escort Group (Captain F. J. Walker) sank the German submarine U-424. ww2dbase [AC]
Australian New Guinea
  • At 0030 hours, 25 TBF torpedo bombers of US Marine Corps squadron VMTB-233 launched from Bougainville to mine Simpson Harbor near Rabaul, New Britain; one aircraft turned back due to mechanical problems. The Japanese shot down six TBF aircraft during the mining mission. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Burma
  • Japanese launched a major attack on the Anglo-Indian defensive position "Admin Box" at Sinzweya, Burma, capturing one hill on the perimeter. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Italy
  • Harold Alexander visited the Allied beachhead at Anzio, Italy and was dissatisfied with the commanding officer Major General John Lucas. ww2dbase [Main Article | Event | CPC]
  • 13 Italian motor torpedo boats arrived at Fiumicino, Italy. ww2dbase [CPC]
Japan Pacific Ocean
  • USS Snook sank Japanese freighter Nittoku Maru in the East China Sea, hitting with 1 of 3 torpedoes fired. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Japanese aircraft from Rabaul, New Britain attacked the Allied convoy sailing for the Green Islands, damaging USS St. Louis with one hit and a few near misses (killing 23), but they would fail to stop the convoy. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Poland
  • Heinrich Himmler's orders to re-establish the Chelmno Concentration Camp in occupied Poland was received by German officials of Reichsgau Wartheland; the camp resumed extermination in May 1944. ww2dbase [Main Article | Event | Facility | TH]
United States
  • USS Wake Island departed Norfolk, Virginia, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]

14 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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