6 Oct 1944
  • USS Preston set sail with Task Force 38. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Pollack departed Brisbane, Australia for an exercise with HMAS Geelong. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Seahorse claimed the sinking of a Japanese destroyer off Taiwan with one torpedo hit of six torpedoes fired. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Segundo was damaged by a bomb from a Japanese aircraft in the Surigao Strait in Philippine waters, damaging the deck gun, destroying an engine exhaust muffler, and cracking generator foundation mounts. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Canadian 3rd Division assaulted the German pocket at Breskena, Belgium, south of the Scheldt Estuary. To the north, Allied troops captured Ossendrecht, the Netherlands. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
  • Feldwebel Viktor König of the German Kampfgeschwader 55 wing was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Roza Shanina began keeping a combat diary against orders. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Australian New Guinea
  • USS Columbia departed Manus, Admiralty Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Japanese troops evacuated Tiddam, Burma. ww2dbase [CPC]
Caroline Islands
  • USS Cassin Young departed Ulithi, Caroline Islands with Task Group 38.3. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Alabama departed Ulithi, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Japan Pacific Ocean
  • USS Whale attacked a Japanese convoy as a part of a wolfpack in the South China Sea, sinking Japanese transport Akane Maru, hitting her with 5 of 6 torpedoes fired. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Ray gave chase to a Japanese tanker in the South China Sea, damaging her with 1 torpedo hit (of 6 torpedoes fired) but did not sink her. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Cabrilla attacked a Japanese convoy in the South China Sea during the day, sinking an oiler and a transport, hitting them with 5 of 6 torpedoes fired. After sundown, she attacked a destroyer escort with 4 torpedoes, all of which missed. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • A German V-2 rocket hit Shotesham All Saints 5 miles south of Norwich, England, United Kingdom, slightly injuring 1 person while damaging 20 houses, 1 church, and 1 school. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United States
  • USS Yorktown (Essex-class) completed repairs at Puget Sound Navy Yard, Washington, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | DS]
Photo(s) dated 6 Oct 1944
San Jacinto rolling heavily and pitching in rough seas while en route to attack Okinawa, 6 Oct 1944; note parked TBM Avenger aircraft of VT-51 on the flight deckCanadian Calgary Highlanders Sniping Platoon Sergeant Harold A. Marshall posing with his Lee-Enfield No. 4 Mk. I rifle, Kapellen, Belgium, 6 Oct 1944USS Yorktown (Essex-class) in the Puget Sound, Washington, United States, 6 Oct 1944.USS Yorktown (Essex-class) in the Puget Sound, Washington, United States, 6 Oct 1944.

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis

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