11 Apr 1944
  • The German SS organization ordered that prisoners who have committed sabotage were to be publicly executed. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Swiss authorities destroyed the new German Bf 110 aircraft that was brought into Switzerland by a defector pilot two days prior. In appreciation of this gesture, Germany provided Switzerland 12 Me 109 fighters. ww2dbase [Bf 110 | CPC]
  • USS Tunny arrived in Brisbane, Australia, ending her fifth war patrol. ww2dbase [Tunny | CPC]
  • Fieberling was commissioned into service. ww2dbase [Fieberling | CPC]
  • Me 410 fighters shot down 10 B-17 bombers over Europe on this date. ww2dbase [Me 410 Hornisse | CPC]
Germany
  • U-860, a Type IX-D Type German submarine, under Fregattenkapitän Paul BĂĽchel, set sail from Kiel, Germany. She carried, among others, 100 tons of mercury and 100 tons of lead for Japan as well as location devices, test equipment, tools and consumables for 4 submarines in East Asia. She was to make a stop at Kristiansand, Norway before heading into the Atlantic Ocean. ww2dbase [U-860 | Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein | HM]
India Japan
  • Yamato departed Kure, Japan for trials in the Iyo Nada; she arrived at Hashirajima island in Hiroshima Bay that evening. ww2dbase [Yamato | Hashirajima, Yamaguchi | CPC]
Marshall Islands
  • USS Flying Fish arrived at Majuro, Marshall Islands, ending her ninth war patrol. ww2dbase [Flying Fish | Majuro | CPC]
Netherlands Russia
  • Soviet troops captured Kerch, Russia. ww2dbase [Kerch, Krym | TH]
US Pacific Islands Photo(s) dated 11 Apr 1944
B-17G Fortress of the 728th Bombardment Squadron after making a forced landing 8km west of Schillig, Germany due to flak damage over Rostock, Apr 11, 1944. All 10 crew members survived and were taken prisonerBGen Jesse Auton, Gen Eisenhower, LGen Carl Spaatz, MGen James Doolittle, MGen William E Kepner, Col Donald M Blakeslee, Apr 11 1944. VIPs were present for the presentation of Blakeslee with the Distinguished Service Cross, RAF Debden, Essex, England, UKOverhead view of PT-515, an Elco 80-foot motor torpedo boat with MTB Squadron 35, making a dash across Pamlico Sound, North Carolina, United States as the squadron moved from Rhode Island to Florida, 11 Apr 1944.

11 Apr 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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Thomas Dodd, late 1945