14 Sep 1944
  • Allied troops captured Maastricht, Gulpen, and Meerssen in the Netherlands. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Winston Churchill approved the transfer of Oliver Leese to Southeast Asia for a high command position. ww2dbase [Oliver Leese | CPC]
  • Léon Degrelle was awarded the Close Combat Clasp in Gold. ww2dbase [Léon Degrelle | CPC]
  • Kamoi refueled destroyer Satsuki. ww2dbase [Kamoi | CPC]
  • Joseph Stilwell visited Guilin, China and ordered the nearby airfields to be abandoned and gas stores destroyed to prevent Japanese capture. ww2dbase [Operation Ichigo | CPC]
Germany Hawaii Italy
  • Canadian 5th Armoured Division and British 1st Armoured Division captured Coriano, Italy. ww2dbase [Gothic Line Offensive | CPC]
  • Soviet First Baltic Front, Second Baltic Front, and Third Baltic Front launched a massive assault against German Armeegruppe Nord, pushing it back to Riga, Latvia. ww2dbase [Operation Bagration | TH, CPC]
Pacific Ocean
  • USS Alabama escorted US carriers as carrier aircraft began attacking Japanese positions in the Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Alabama | CPC]
  • USS Sunfish fired 4 torpedoes at a Japanese transport in the Yellow Sea; all torpedoes missed. ww2dbase [Sunfish (Gato-class) | CPC]
  • USS Miami operated off the Philippine Islands in indirect support of the Palau Islands campaign. ww2dbase [Miami | CPC]
  • 800 Gypsy children, more than 100 of whom were boys between 9 and 14 years of age, were executed at Auschwitz Concentration Camp in occupied Poland. ww2dbase [Auschwitz Concentration Camp | CPC]
  • Soviet troops reached the suburbs of Warsaw, Poland and began air dropping supplies to the Armia Krajowa. ww2dbase [Warsaw Uprising | TH]
United Kingdom
  • Three German V-2 rockets hit Britain. One of them hit the center of Walthamstow, London, England, United Kingdom at 0455 hours, killing six immediately and another one later from wounds. The resulting crater was 50 feet wide and 10 feet deep. ww2dbase [V-Weapons Campaign | Vergeltungswaffe 2 | CPC]
United States
  • Court martial proceedings against 50 African-American sailors opened on Yerba Buena Island, San Francisco, California, United States. The 50 were charged with mutiny for refusing to resume loading munitions after the Port Chicago explosion of 17 Jul 1944. ww2dbase [Port Chicago Naval Munitions Explosion | DS]
Yugoslavia Photo(s) dated 14 Sep 1944
Map depicting the Allied campaign toward Germany, 26 Aug-14 Sep 1944Resistance fighters in La Tresorerie near Boulogne-sur-Mer, France, 14 Sep 1944C. G. Power, C. D. Howe, Winston Churchill, and Mackenzie King in Quebec, Canada, circa 14 Sep 194482nd Airborne Division loading Jeeps into Waco CG-4A gliders about Sep 14, 1944 for Market Garden on Sep 17. The box in the left Jeep is a SCR-625-C mine detector and a paratrooper bicycle is in the right Jeep
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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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