8 Oct 1944
  • USS Hoe fired 17 torpedoes at a Japanese convoy, scoring 5 hits, sinking 1 freighter and damaging 3 other ships. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Guitarro departed Frementle, Australia for her third war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Czechoslovakian 1st Armored Brigade was deployed to the British 2nd Army in France. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Elements of US Ninth Army reached Aachen, Germany. ww2dbase [TH]
  • The US Navy canceled Project Pigeon/Project Orcon, which was University of Minnesota professor B. F. Skinner's attempt to design missiles piloted by pigeons. He complained that, even if the project was a success, people would not take this project seriously. ww2dbase [CPC]
Hawaii
  • USS Haddock departed Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii for her tenth war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
Japan Pacific Ocean
  • USS Becuna damaged Japanese tanker Kimikawa Maru in the South China Sea with two of four torpedoes fired. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Wasp refueled from an oiler in the Philippine Sea. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Kamoi and the rest of her convoy received faulty intelligence that US submarines were no longer threatening the sea route to Takao, Taiwan, and the convoy set course to that original destination. ww2dbase [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
Yugoslavia
  • Bulgarian troops engaged German troops at Bela Palanka, Yugoslavia. Elsewhere in Yugoslavia, Yugoslavian troops captured two German bridgeheads on the Morawa River near Velika Plana and Palanka. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 8 Oct 1944
USS North Carolina and a destroyer-minelayer underway, 8 Oct 1944

8 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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