8 January 1944

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War at Sea

German submarine U-426 sunk off Nantes

German submarine U-757 sunk with all hands south west of Ireland

Italy

Ciano, de Bono and other fascists believed to had betrayed Mussolini go on trial at Verona

Eastern Front

Soviet troops take Kirovograd

Mediterranean

Generals Wilson and Devers take command of Allied forces in the Mediterranean

Pacific

US Navy bombards the Shortland Islands (part of the Solomon Islands)


How to cite this article: Rickard, J (28 December 2007), 8 January 1944, http://www.historyofwar.org/secondworldwar/date/1944_01_08.html
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