22 Apr 1944
  • Yugoslavian partisans took control of the island of Korcula in the Adriatic Sea, capturing 800 of the German defenders. ww2dbase [TH]
  • Mussolini met with Hitler near Salzburg, Germany (Austria). ww2dbase [Benito Mussolini | TH]
  • The RAF used of the new liquid incendiary device, J-Bomb, for the first time against Brunswick, Germany. ww2dbase [Bombing of Hamburg, Dresden, and Other Cities | TH]
  • Soviet Union ended peace talks with Finland. ww2dbase [TH]
  • USS Iowa began to escort carriers while the aircraft struck Japanese positions on New Guinea, Dutch East Indies. ww2dbase [Iowa | CPC]
British Western Pacific Territories Burma
  • Troops of US 5307th Composite Unit (Provisional) began marching through the jungle for Myitkyina, Burma. ww2dbase [Battle of Myitkyina | CPC]
China Dutch East Indies Germany India
  • Japanese attacks overran some Anglo-Indian defensive positions near Imphal, India, but no major progress was made. Near Kohima to the north, Anglo-Indian troops attacked Garrison Hill after sundown. Behind the Japanese lines, Lieutenant General Renya Mutaguchi visited the front lines and relieved Major General Motozo Yanakida for his perceived lack of aggressiveness, replacing him with Major General Nobuo Tanaka. ww2dbase [Battle of Imphal-Kohima | Imphal, Manipur | CPC]
  • Yamato departed Okinoshima, Japan with cruiser Maya, destroyer Shimakaze, destroyer Yukikaze, and two other destroyers. ww2dbase [Yamato | Okinoshima, Shimane | CPC]
  • Light carrier Ryuho departed Kure, Japan for Taira, Bonin Islands. ww2dbase [Ryuho | Kure, Hiroshima | CPC]
  • Bogdan Kobulov and Ivan Serov sent a message to NKVD chief Lavrentiy Beria, claiming without substantiation that 20,000 Crimean Tatars had deserted during the retreat of the 51st Army from Krym (Crimea), Russia in 1941. ww2dbase [Deportation of Crimean Tatars | Krym | CPC]
  • Kamoi was tied to quay No. 13 at Singapore. ww2dbase [Kamoi | Singapore | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • American forces conducted marshalling and embarkation drills at Slapton, Devonshire, England, United Kingdom. ww2dbase [Exercise Tiger | Slapton, England | CPC]
United States
  • Captain Arthur Gavin relieved Captain Rowe as commanding officer of USS Ranger. ww2dbase [Ranger | New York | DS]
Photo(s) dated 22 Apr 1944
US Signal Corps cameramen Carl Weinke and Ernest Marjoram in New Guinea stream, 22 Apr 1944LVTs headed for the invasion beaches at Humboldt Bay, New Guinea, as cruisers Boise and Phoenix bombard in the background, 22 Apr 1944Map depicting the invasion of Hollandia, New Guinea, 22-26 Apr 1944United States Army General Douglas MacArthur walking to the flag bridge on USS Nashville to observe landing operations at Hollandia in Humboldt Bay, New Guinea, 22 Apr 1944.
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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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