10 May 1944
  • USS New Mexico arrived at Efate, New Hebrides. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Cod sank Japanese destroyer Karukaya and a cargo ship by torpedoes and survived a heavy depth charge barrage. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Repair ship Akashi was removed from the Japanese Navy List. ww2dbase [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
  • The French Resistance claimed a membership of over 100,000 and requested more military aid from the Allies. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
Hawaii
  • USS Haddock arrived at Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii, ending her ninth war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
  • Barbers Point Naval Air Station: More of ARGUS-17 departed. ww2dbase [Main Article | DS]
India
  • Japanese troops attacked Scraggy Hill near Imphal, India. 30 kilometers to the southwest, Bishenpur was attacked by a group of Japanese Zero fighters. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Japan
  • The keel of landing ship No. 136 was laid down by Kawanami Kogyo. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Russia
  • Aleksandr Vasilevsky was wounded in the head at Sevastopol, Russia after his car drove over a mine and was evacuated to Moscow, Russia for treatment. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United States
  • Henry Arnold suffered his third heart attack. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 10 May 1944
USS Marblehead underway, 10 May 1944Crew bails out of damaged B-17F Fortress “Patches” at 22,500 feet over Wiener Neustadt, Austria, 10 May 1944. 8 of the crew became POWs and the other 2 were killed. Note 2 right engines feathered

10 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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