5 Sep 1944
  • US Third Army crossed the Meuse River while the British forces reached Ghent, Belgium. ww2dbase [Liberation of Belgium | TH]
  • US 83rd Infantry Division became part of the VIII Corps of the Ninth Army of the US 12th Army Group. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Ján Golian was given the rank of general and was given responsibility to direct the Slovak National Uprising. ww2dbase [Slovak National Uprising | CPC]
Hawaii Japan
  • Landing ship No. 110 was completed and was transferred to the Japanese Army. ww2dbase [No. 101/103-class | CPC]
  • The keel of landing ship No. 145 was laid down by Kawanami Kogyo. ww2dbase [No. 101/103-class | CPC]
  • Japanese hospital ship Hikawa Maru departed Kure, Japan. ww2dbase [Hikawa Maru | Kure, Hiroshima | CPC]
Mariana Islands
  • USS Whale departed Tanapag Harbor, Saipan, Mariana Islands. ww2dbase [Whale | Tanapag, Saipan | CPC]
Panama Canal Zone
  • USS Kete arrived at the Panama Canal Zone. ww2dbase [Kete | CPC]
  • Jewish ghettos at Łódź, Poland were evacuated by German authorities. ww2dbase [Łódź | CPC]
Romania United Kingdom Photo(s) dated 5 Sep 1944
Corporal Charles Johnson of the 783rd Military Police Battalion waved on a supply truck near Alenon, France, 5 Sep 1944LST-72 and LST-325 unloading directly onto trucks after being left African-American US Army nurses in a classroom at the Army Nurse Training Center in England, United Kingdom, 5 Sep 1944Map depicting the dispositions of the US 3rd Army at the evening of 5 Sep 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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