13 Oct 1944
  • USS Mingo arrivedat Fremantle, Australia, ending her fifth war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The A7M2 Reppu fighter, equipped with the Ha-43 engine, took its first flight. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
French Indochina
  • USS Bergall sank a Japanese transport 10 kilometers east of Cam Rahn Bay, French Indochina, hitting her with 2 of 4 torpedoes. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Greece
  • German forces abandoned Athens, Greece and, on the same date, left Rethymno in Northern Crete, retiring unharrassed to the region around Canea in the north west of the island. ww2dbase [AC]
Latvia
  • Salaspils Concentration Camp near Riga, Latvia ceased operations. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • German Armeegruppe Nord withdrew to the Kurland (Latvian: Courland) pocket in western Latvia. ww2dbase [TH]
Pacific Ocean
  • USS Permit sank a Japanese patrol craft off Truk, Caroline Islands, hitting her with 1 of torpedoes fired. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Miami operated off Okinawa, Japan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Taiwan
  • USS Hornet launched a reconnaissance mission over the Japanese Navy seaplane base at Toko Bay (now Dapeng Bay), southern Taiwan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Franklin launched strikes against Tainan, Taiwan. A Japanese special attack aircraft caused light damage to the flight deck. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Carrier aircraft from USS Lexington attacked the rail marshaling yard at Shinei District (now Xinying District), Tainan, Taiwan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • US Navy carrier aircraft attacked Shinchiku Airfield in Shinchiku (now Hsinchu), Taiwan, destroying 4 hangars, 8 shops, and 2 barracks. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United States
  • USS Yorktown (Essex-class) departs Alameda, California, United States for the western Pacific. ww2dbase [Main Article | DS]
  • The first FR Fireball prototype aircraft was destroyed in a crash at Naval Air Station China Lake, California, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 13 Oct 1944
Lieutenant General Patton of the US 3rd Army awarding the Silver Star medal to Private Ernest Jenkins for gallantry during actions at Chateaudun, France, 13 Oct 1944Flight deck crews of USS Wasp preparing a plywood-shrouded Mark XIII torpedo for a TBM Avenger aircraft for strikes in Taiwan-Philippine area, 13 Oct 1944; note TBM-1C Avenger and F6F-5 HellcatCrew of a PBY Catalina attached to Air-Sea Rescue work to get TSgt James E Latta & SSgt Willis B Morlan out of the Adriatic after they were forced to bail out from their B-24H Liberator following a raid on Vienna, Austria; Oct 13 1944.A column of Canadian Alligator amphibious vehicles passing
See all photos dated 13 Oct 1944

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

13 Oct 1944 Interactive Map




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