11 Oct 1944
  • USS Franklin launched strikes Aparri, Luzon, Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Franklin | CPC]
  • USS Trepang attacked a Japanese convoy, claiming the sinking of landing ship No. 105. ww2dbase [Trepang | CPC]
  • USS Tang sank Japanese transports Joshu Go at about 0500 hours, hitting her with two of three torpedoes fired. Later in the day, at about 2100 hours, she sank Oita Maru with one torpedo. ww2dbase [Tang | CPC]
  • USAAF raids began on the island of Okinawa, Japan. ww2dbase [TH]
  • US 83rd Infantry Division became part of the VIII Corps of the Ninth Army of US 12th Army Group. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Hakusan Maru arrived at Hong Kong. ww2dbase [Hakusan Maru | CPC]
Australian New Guinea
  • USS Luce departed Manus, Admiralty Islands. ww2dbase [Luce | CPC]
  • Georgios Petrakis arrived at recently liberated Heraklion on Crete, Greece and was made the commanding officer of the city's garrison. ww2dbase [Georgios Petrakis | CPC]
Hong Kong
  • Kamoi arrived at Sansui Bay, Hong Kong at 1320 hours. She entered the dry dock at Kowloon for repairs. ww2dbase [Kamoi | CPC]
Hungary Pacific Ocean
  • USS Miami operated off Okinawa, Japan. ww2dbase [Miami | CPC]
Romania United Kingdom
  • A German V-2 rocket hit Rockland St Mary 6 miles southeast of Norwich, England, United Kingdom, which was the second rocket to hit the village during the war (first being on 4 Oct 1944). It damaged 14 houses. ww2dbase [V-Weapons Campaign | Vergeltungswaffe 2 | TH]
United States
  • Patrick Hurley recommended Franklin Roosevelt to remove Joseph Stilwell from China. ww2dbase [Patrick Hurley | CPC]
  • USS Yorktown (Essex-class) arrived at Alameda Naval Air Station, California, United States to load planes. ww2dbase [Yorktown (Essex-class) | DS]
Photo(s) dated 11 Oct 1944
A barber shop set up by an American Marine on Peleliu, Palau Islands, 11 Oct 1944Canadian Daimler and Humber armored cars in the Belgian-Dutch border town of Putte, during the Anglo-Canadian drive to cut off the German 15th Army on the islands of the Scheldt Estuary, 11 Oct 1944General Joseph Stilwell and Major General Curtis LeMay at an American airfield in China, 11 Oct 19449.2-inch coastal defense gun of Drummond Battery, Kembla Fortress, New South Wales, Australia, 11 Oct 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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