23 Apr 1944
  • Erwin Rommel wrote to Alfred Jodl, noting that if given command over the nearby tank formations he would wipe out any Allied landing attempt in France. ww2dbase [Erwin Rommel | CPC]
  • Anglo-Indian troops attacked Ningthoukhong, India. ww2dbase [Battle of Imphal-Kohima | CPC]
  • USS New Mexico departed Efate, New Hebrides. ww2dbase [New Mexico | CPC]
Australia Dutch East Indies Hawaii Japan Marshall Islands
  • Lt. Cmdr. Thomas B. Oakley, Jr. relieved Lt. Cmdr. Arnold F. Schlade as commanding officer of submarine USS Growler at Majuro Atoll, Marshall Islands. ww2dbase [Growler | Majuro | DS]
Pacific Ocean
  • USS Whale was detected by a Japanese patrol boat 22 kilometers east of Akuseki Shima, Japan, but she was able to escape before the Japanese attacked. ww2dbase [Whale | East China Sea | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • American forces conducted marshalling and embarkation drills at Slapton, Devonshire, England, United Kingdom. ww2dbase [Exercise Tiger | Slapton, England | CPC]
United States
  • With fleet carrier USS Ranger loaded with 76 US Army P-38 Lightning aircraft and escort carrier USS Card loaded with 100 US Army P-51 Mustang fighters and 204 US Army personnel, both ships, along with their escorts, departed New York bound for Casablanca in French Morocco. ww2dbase [P-38 Lightning | P-51 Mustang | Ranger | Card | Staten Island, New York | DS]
  • While at Norfolk, Captain Aurelius Bartlett "Abe" Vosseller relieved Captain Dunn as commanding officer of USS Bogue. ww2dbase [Norfolk Navy Yard | Bogue | Norfolk, Virginia | DS]
Photo(s) dated 23 Apr 1944
Spruance, portrait, 23 Apr 1944

23 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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