Pacific War - September 1944
02 . LTjg George H. Bush shot down while bombing Chichi Jima.
06 . Independence (CVL-22) begins use as first night carrier.
08 . First V-2 rocket attack on London.
09 . TF 38 finding no resistance in Carolinas begins strikes against Mindanao.
10 . Armies from Normandy and Toulon link up in eastern France.
12-15. Great Hurricane devastates Atlantic City, Long Island, Rhode Island. Sinks destroyer
Warrington (DD-386), minesweeper YMS-409, USCG cutters Bedloe (WPC-128) and
Jackson (WPC-142 ), and lightship Vineyard Sound (LV-73) with loss of 440 crew.
13 . TG 38 continues operations against Negros, Cebu, and Legaspi.
15 . Marine invasion of Peleliu, Palaus - 15Sep-13Oct'44
15 . Army invasion of Morotai in the Banda Sea seeking air bases - 15Sep-end of war
17 . Market Garden, "A Bridge Too Far", paratroop attack across Holland, fails. - 17-26Sep.
17 . Barb (SS-220) sinks Japanese escort carrier Un'yo and tanker Asuza Maru, SE of Hong Kong.
21. TF 38 begins strikes on Japanese shipping in Manila and Subic Bays.
23 . Landing on undefended Ulithi Atoll, Carolines. Will supplant Eniwetok as foremost advanced base.
23 . West Virginia (BB-48) last of battleships sunk at Pearl Harbor to be repaired returns to fleet.
27 . Four TDR-1 drones launched against beached Japanese freighter off Kahili airstrip, Bougainville, two hit.
27. Submarines active all month, six Japanese ships sunk this day.
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