22 Oct 1944
  • Yamato received Mitsubishi F1M2 aircraft from Nagato, then set sail for Operation SHO-I-GO. ww2dbase [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
  • USS Franklin launched strikes in the Manila Bay area at Luzon, Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Hoe arrved at Fremantle, Australia, ending her sixth war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Baya arrived at Fremantle, Australia, ending her first war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
  • USS Sennet completed her training exercises off Connecticut and Rhode Island, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Japanese fleets set sail for the Philippine Islands in search of a decisive confrontation with the US Navy. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • US 83rd Infantry Division became part of the VIII Corps of the First Army of US 12th Army Group. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • The prototype Lockheed XP-58 aircraft, a two-seat bomber version of the P-38 Lightning fighter, was delivered to Wright Field for US Army Air Force acceptance tests, but maintenance proved such a liability that no further development was undertaken and construction of a second prototype was abandoned. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
  • In an one-on-one conversation between Adolf Hitler and Otto Skorzeny, Skorzeny narrated the kidnapping of Miklós Horthy, Jr. and the attack on Castle Hill in Budapest, Hungary on 15 Oct 1944. Later in the same conversation, Hitler revealed to Skorzeny the plans for the Ardennes Offensive and asked him to plan a commando operation behind enemy lines in captured uniforms. When questioned the legal concerns of wearing enemy uniforms, Hitler told him that German intelligence informed him that the Americans had done the same in the Aachen, Germany area. Hitler ordered Skorzeny to have complete the planning by 2 Dec 1944. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Caroline Islands
  • USS Permit fired 2 torpdoes at a Japanese patrol craft at Truk, Caroline Islands; both torpedoes missed. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Netherlands
  • The German 485 Mobile Artillery Detachment, responsible for launching V-2 rockets, arrived at the Hague, the Netherlands. It immediately began to set up their equipment for a renewed rocket campaign against London, England, United Kingdom. ww2dbase [Main Article | Event | CPC]
  • The Canadian II Corps launched an attack on Fort Frederick Hendriks, close to the mouth of the Scheldt, opposite Vlissingen (Flushing), The Netherlands. The Fort fell after three days heavy fighting. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
Pacific Ocean
  • USS Wasp set sail for Ulithi, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Philippines United Kingdom
  • Belgian Florent Victor Paul Van Rolleghem, a Lancaster bomber pilot with No. 103 Squadron RAF based at RAF Elsham Wolds in Elsham, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom, was awarded the Distinguished Service Order (DSO) having flown 70 operations in 18 months and never once failing to bomb his target. ww2dbase [AC]
Photo(s) dated 22 Oct 1944
Musashi underway off Brunei, Borneo, 22 Oct 1944Soviet T-34-85 tank of 36th Guards Tank Brigade of Soviet 4th Guards Mechanized Corps in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, late Oct 1944Jewish women being rounded up on Wesselényi Street, Budapest, Hungary, 22 Oct 1944Japanese Center Force departing Brunei Bay, Borneo for Philippine Islands, 22 Oct 1944
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22 Oct 1944 Interactive Map

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




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