22 Sep 1944
  • USS Gunnel ended her sixth war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Red Army units captured Tallinn and Reval, Estonia. ww2dbase [TH]
  • The German garrison in Boulogne, France surrendered to Canadian troops. ww2dbase [TH]
  • US Army 65th Infantry Regiment, consisted of Puerto Ricans, arrived France. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • US First Army halted its offensive on Aachen, Germany. ww2dbase [TH]
  • US troops captured the Il Giogo pass on the Gothic Line in Italy. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Destroyer Yukikaze departed Kure, Japan to escort battleships Fuso and Yamashiro to Lingga, Borneo. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Pacific Ocean
  • USS Alabama escorted US carriers as carrier aircraft began attacking Japanese positions in the Manila Bay area in the Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Philippines Romania
  • The leading Divisions of Marshal Fedor Tolbukhin's 3rd Ukrainian Front commenced a crossing of the River Danube near Turnu Severin, Romania, meeting strong opposition from German Army alpine and German Waffen-SS troops under Field Marshal Maximilian Freiherr von Weich's command. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
  • The Taiwan Army was absorbed into the Japanese Tenth Area Army with General Rikichi Ando remaining as its commanding officer. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • British scientists, returning from studying a German rocket research site at Blizna, Poland, found that the crates of rocket parts collected had been switched to ordinary aircraft parts, presumably by the Soviets who wished to retain the rocket parts for their own weapons research. ww2dbase [CPC]
United States
  • The first RaLa Experiment of the Manhattan Project with a radioactive source was performed. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 22 Sep 1944
Major General Robert E. Urquhart of UK 1st Airborne Division planting the airborne flag outside his headquarters near Arnhem, the Netherlands, 22 Sep 1944Bow view of USS Spot, off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 22 Sep 1944Stern view of USS Spot, off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 22 Sep 1944Port side view of USS Spot, off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 22 Sep 1944

22 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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