4 Dec 1944
  • USS Sea Cat claimed partial credit in the sinking of a 5,000-ton Japanese ship; the credit was removed after the war. ww2dbase [Sea Cat | CPC]
  • USS Gar began her fifteenth war patrol. ww2dbase [Gar | CPC]
  • Song Ziwen was named the acting chief of the Executive Yuan. ww2dbase [Song Ziwen | CPC]
Hawaii Japan
  • USS Whale arrived in the Ryukyu Islands, Japan. ww2dbase [Whale | Okinawa | CPC]
Philippines Russia
  • The US publication Time reported that Tito had announced a provisional socialist Yugoslavian government from Moscow, Russia. ww2dbase [Josip Tito | Moscow | TH, CPC]
United States Photo(s) dated 4 Dec 1944
Sir John Anderson, Chancellor of the Exchequer (comparable to finance minister), meeting with Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery at Montgomery’s headquarters in Belgium, 4 Dec 1944.

4 Dec 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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