8 Dec 1944
  • U-869 departed Norway for the Atlantic Ocean for her first and only war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Germans troops withdrew from Jülich, Germany. ww2dbase [TH]
  • The first unpowered prototype of the J8M Shusui/Ki-200 aircraft took flight. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Caroline Islands
  • USS Astoria arrived at Ulithi, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
China
  • Japanese troops captured Tushan, Jiangsu Province, China. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Hawaii
  • USS Ray arrived at Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii, ending her sixth war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
Hungary
  • In Hungary, Soviet SMERSH operatives attached to 2nd Ukrainian Front arrested Dutch operative Gerrit van der Waals of British SOE, who had naively turned himself in to the approaching Soviet forces thinking the Soviets would help him return to Britain. His fellow Hungarian operative also under the employment of SOE Karoly Schandl was similarly detained. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Japan
  • The keel of landing ship No. 173 was laid down by Kawanami Kogyo. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 8 Dec 1944
General Omar Bradley and Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery arriving at a command conference, 8 Dec 1944. Note Jeep and Humber staff car.General Omar Bradley, Air Chief Marshal Arthur Tedder, Supreme Allied Commander Dwight Eisenhower, Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery, and General William Simpson at a command conference, 8 Dec 1944.Air Chief Marshal Arthur Tedder with Supreme Allied Commander Dwight Eisenhower and General William Simpson arriving at a command conference, 8 Dec 1944.B-24J Liberators of the 494th Bomb Group receive maintenance on Angaur, Palau Islands, Dec 8 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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