11 Sep 1944
  • USS Finback attacked a Japanese convoy in the Western Pacific, sinking a tanker and a transport, hitting them with 3 of 6 torpedoes fired. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Scottish 15th Division crossed into the Netherlands near Antwerp, Belgium. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
  • US Third Army reached German border near Trier, Germany. ww2dbase [TH]
  • A BQ-7 drone was shot down by German anti-aircraft fire and crashed into the sea. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
China
  • Nationalist Chinese Wu Zhongxin replaced warlord Sheng Shicai as the governor of Xinjiang Province, China. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
France
  • French 1st Division captured Dijon, France. ww2dbase [TH]
  • The two companies that the US 7th Armoured Division had managed to get across the Moselle River in France abandoned their positions after a fierce counterattack by German SS troops which began on the previous date. The loss was not too serious as a better crossing had been established further south at Arnaville, but even there bridging operations were still hampered by artillery fire from Fort Driant. ww2dbase [AC]
Germany
  • Carl Spaatz ordered large raids on German synthetic oil plants, dispatching 1,136 aircraft; the German Luftwaffe lost heavily in air battles. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
  • 36 B-17 bombers of 100th Bomber Group of US 8th Air Force, en route to attack the Schwarzheide synthetic fuel factory in eastern Germany, were intercepted by 60 Fw 190A and Bf 109 fighters of German Jagdgeschwader 4. In the first attack wave, 14 US bombers were shot down uncontested by American fighter escort, which had not yet arrived. In the second attack wave, US fighters were able to shoot down 32 German fighters (29 pilots killed). The air battle took place roughly over the village of Oberwiesenthal in southern Germany. Surviving bombers were able to drop 53 tons of bombs on the Schwarzheide synthetic fuel factory. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Noor Inayat Khan was transferred to Dachau Concentration Camp, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
Greece
  • German troops under Friedrich Schubert and Greek para-military fighters under Georgios Poulos murdered 120 civilians in the city of Giannitsa, Greece in the name of an anti-communist operation. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Hawaii
  • USS Blackfin arrived at Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
Russia
  • Bulgarian communist leader Georgi Dimitrov ordered, from Moscow in Russia, the creation of the People's Court to try Bulgarian leaders responsible for Bulgarian involvement in the European War on the side of the Germans. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 11 Sep 1944
A La-5FN aircraft being serviced on an airfield, Ukraine, 11 Sep 1944Alaska underway, 11 Sep 1944B-24J of the 38th Bomb Squadron “The Chambermaid” managed to return to Saipan after being heavily damaged over Iwo Jima 11 Sep 1944. All crewmembers survived but all received the Purple Heart.MGen Leonard Gerow presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to 1st Lt William J Kehaly of San Francisco, California on 11 Sep 1944 for Lt Kehaly’s actions on D-Day, 6 Jun 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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