6 Sep 1944
  • H. D. Bittleston was made the commanding officer of HMS LST-412, replacing Lieutenant Commander Patrick Richard Brown. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The German garrison in Calais, France became surrounded by Canadian troops. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
  • Hans Speidel visited Erwin Rommel at Rommel's home in Herrlingen, Germany. ww2dbase [CPC]
British Western Pacific Territories
  • USS Columbia departed Port Purvis, Nggela Islands (Florida Islands), Solomon Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Caroline Islands
  • USS Franklin launched strikes against Yap Island and Ulithi Atoll through 8 Sep 1944. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Gar bombarded Japanese positions at Yap, Caroline Islands for the following two days. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Wasp's aircraft attacked Japanese positions in the Palau Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Landing ship No. 157 was launched. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Pacific Ocean
  • USS Preston guarded carriers while the carriers launched strikes against Palau Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Alabama escorted US carriers as carrier aircraft attacked Japanese positions in the Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Red Army units captured Turnu-Severin, Romania on the Danube River and advanced toward the Yugoslavian border. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
United Kingdom
  • The British government issued a communique after a meeting of the Chiefs of the Imperial Staff saying that the V-1 flying bombs to this date had killed 5,817 people, and with 22,870 slightly wounded another 17,086 hospitalised. It finished by adding that the enemy had been completely driven out of static launch sites and that a small-scale attempt was still being made to launch by aircraft. "Except possibly for a last few shots, the Battle of London is over-we have beaten Hitler's secret weapon, the V-1, which was to have terrorised Britain into making a negotiated peace." ww2dbase [Main Article | Event | HM]
United States
  • USS Puffer entered Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States for a scheduled overhaul. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 6 Sep 1944
USAAF B-17 Flying Fortress bomber radio operator Technical Sergeant Forrest L. Vosler receiving the Medal of Honor from US President Franklin Roosevelt, 6 Sep 1944USS Dragonet underway during her trials off New London, Connecticut, United States, 6 Sep 1944Rufus W. Oakley holding a Protestant Christian religious service for US Marines on Peleliu, Palau Islands, Sep 1944Independence-class carrier USS Monterey at anchor at Eniwetok, Marshall Islands, 6 Sep 1944. Her paint scheme is Measure 33, Design 3d. Photo 1 of 2.
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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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