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 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 1944

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis

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