30 Sep 1944
  • USS Blackfin departed from Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii for her first war patrol. ww2dbase [Blackfin | CPC]
  • The last of the German guns at Calais, France that had been shelling the Dover, England, United Kingdom for three years was destroyed. Shortly after, the 7,500 German garrison at Calais surrendered to Canadian troops. ww2dbase [TH]
  • Italian minelayer FR 71, captured from the French Navy in 1942, was returned to France. ww2dbase [CPC]
China Dutch East Indies Japan Pacific Ocean
  • USS Escolar sent out a distress radio signal noting that she was under enemy gunboat attack. ww2dbase [Escolar | Yellow Sea | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • A V-1 flying bomb caused 5 deaths and many injuries when a row of houses was demolished at Ardleigh in Essex, England, United Kingdom. The USAAF base at Thorpe Abbots, home of the 100th Bomb Group ("The Bloody 100th") reported buzz bombs flying over the airfield at 150 feet before exploding in the farm fields surrounding the base. A US 8th Air Force 750-bomber raid on Munster and Handorf in Germany killed the Staffelkapitän and the training officer of German Air Force 7/KG3; records captured by the Allies showed that 177 flying bombs had been launched by the Staffel during 13 nights of sorties in Sep 1944. ww2dbase [V-Weapons Campaign | Vergeltungswaffe 1 | England | HM]
  • Operation Frantic 8, a USAAF air mission to supply Polish resistance fighters in Warsaw, Poland scheduled for this date, was postponed to 1 Oct 1944. ww2dbase [Warsaw Uprising | Operation Frantic | England | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 30 Sep 1944
Map showing Japanese defensive plan at PeleliuUS Marines waiting in their foxholes as others blast a Japanese held cave in the nearby hill, Peleliu, Palau Islands, late Sep or early Oct 1944African-American US Coast Guardsman Fireman 1st Class Charles Tyner displaying his helmet, damaged by large shrapnel during the invasion of Southern France, circa late 1944US Marines on Peleliu, Palau Islands, Sep 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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