13 Sep 1944
  • USS Mingo fired three torpedoes at a Japanese ship; all missed. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Cabrilla departed Fremantle, Australia for her sixth war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The 10 separate sections of floating drydock USS ABSD-2 were assembled, and the floating drydock became operational for ship repair work at Manus, Admiralty Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Amon Göth was relieved of his position as the commandant of Plaszów labor camp and was assigned to the SS Office of Economics and Administration. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The German garrison at Brest, France maintained heavy resistance against US Ninth Army. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
  • Soviet troops reached the Slovakian border. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • The first authorized special attack was conducted by two aircraft from the Japanese Army 31st Fighter Squadron based at Los Negros, Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Joseph Stilwell told leader Mao Zedong's envoys that he would begin to arrange Lend-Lease supplies for the Chinese communists. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
France Germany
  • Carl Spaatz ordered large raids on German synthetic oil plants, dispatching 748 aircraft; the German Luftwaffe lost heavily in air battles. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
  • Noor Inayat Khan was brutally beaten then executed by gunfire in the back of the head at Dachau Concentration Camp, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
  • Yolande Beekman was executed at Dachau Concentration Camp in southern Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
  • USS Trepang departed Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii for her first war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
  • Coriano Ridge, part of the Gothic Line in Italy, was captured by Canadian troops. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
Pacific Ocean
  • USS Sunfish attacked a Japanese convoy in the Yellow Sea, sinking Etajima Maru and damaging another, hitting them with 5 of 13 torpedoes fired. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Miami operated off the Philippine Islands in indirect support of the Palau Islands campaign. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Alabama escorted US carriers as carrier aircraft began attacking Japanese positions in the Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Wasp's aircraft attacked Japanese positions in central Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Ferdinand Catlos was arrested by the Soviets in Kiev, Ukraine. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United Kingdom United States
  • USS Ticonderoga arrived at San Diego, California, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | DS]
  • YP-80A jet aircraft took its first flight; the flight lasted about 45 minutes. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 13 Sep 1944
Chinese troops in Tengchong, Yunnan Province, China, 13 Sep 1944

13 Sep 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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