9 May 1944
  • Japanese hospital ship Hikawa Maru arrived at Ambon, Molucca Islands and departed later on the same day. ww2dbase [Hikawa Maru | CPC]
  • 108 prisoners of the Pithiviers Transit Camp in France were sent to La Rochelle, France to build fortifications at the mouth of the Gironde River on the Atlantic coast. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • The Allies began an aerial campaign against airfields and rail lines in France in preparation for the cross-Channel invasion. ww2dbase [Normandy Campaign, Phase 1 | TH]
  • USS Mingo arrived at Brisbane, Australia, ending her third war patrol. ww2dbase [Mingo | CPC]
  • USS Makin Island was commissioned into service at Astoria, Oregon, United States with Commander William B. Whaley in command. ww2dbase [Makin Island | DS]
  • USS Segundo was commissioned into service with Lieutenant Commander James D. Fulp, Jr. in command. ww2dbase [Segundo | CPC]
Poland
  • Rudolf Höss returned to Auschwitz Concentration Camp and ordered the expansion of the rail platforms, the activation of Crematorium V, the reactivation of Bunker 2 (gas chamber), the digging of five pits, among other items, in preparation for the arrival of Hungarian Jews at Auschwitz. ww2dbase [Auschwitz Concentration Camp | Rudolf Höss | Oswiecim | CPC]
Russia
  • Red Army recaptured Sevastopol, Russia. ww2dbase [Sevastopol | TH]

9 May 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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