4 Oct 1944
  • British 2nd Airborne Brigade landed at Patras, Greece as well as Crete and other Greek islands in the Aegean Sea. ww2dbase [TH]
  • USS Snook completed her repairs at Saipan, Mariana Islands. ww2dbase [Snook | CPC]
Australian New Guinea Dutch East Indies
  • Destroyer Yukikaze arrived at Lingga, Dutch East Indies. ww2dbase [Yukikaze | Lingga | CPC]
  • M18 began her part in Operation Krokodil Süd, laying mines in the southern exits of the Muhu Sound, Estonia. ww2dbase [M18 | Muhu Sound | CPC]
  • Landing ship No. 134 was scuttled at Iwo Jima, Japan after being damaged by stormy weather. ww2dbase [No. 101/103-class | Iwo Jima | CPC]
  • Kamoi departed Santa Cruz, Philippine Islands at 0745 hours, arriving at San Fernando at 1627 hours. ww2dbase [Kamoi | Santa Cruz | CPC]
  • K. L. Prokhorenko stepped down as GUKR SMERSH's chief in the 1st Ukrainian Front. ww2dbase [CPC]
United Kingdom
  • A German V-2 rocket hit Rockland St Mary 6 miles southeast of Norwich, England, United Kingdom. It hit the village school directly, injuring 2 adults and 34 children, and the blast damaged 23 houses nearby. It was the worst attack on the Norwich region during the war. ww2dbase [V-Weapons Campaign | Vergeltungswaffe 2 | Rockland St Mary, England | CPC]
  • Carl Spaatz announced that USAAF's Frantic operations would no longer involve the dropping or supplies for Polish resistance fighters. ww2dbase [Warsaw Uprising | England | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 4 Oct 1944
Polish resistance fighters Wiesław Chrzanowski (with MP 40 submachine gun) and Jerzy Sikorski at Jasna 19 Street, Warsaw, Poland shortly after the failed Warsaw Uprising, circa 4 Oct 1944Equator crossing ceremonies on West Virginia, 4 Oct 1944

4 Oct 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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General Douglas MacArthur at Leyte, 17 Oct 1944