18 October 1944

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War at Sea

The Royal Navy occupies Scarpanto and Santorini

540 Squadron picture of Tirpitz, Tromso, 18 October 1944
540 Squadron picture of Tirpitz,
Tromso, 18 October 1944

An aircraft from No.540 Squadron, crewed by Ft Lt Hubert Charles Sidney 'Sandy' Powell and Ft Sgt Joe Townsend, takes a photograph of the Tirpitz and Tromso, confirming earlier intelligence reports. Powell received the DFC for the flight. An attack on her on 29 October failed, but a second RAF attack on 12 November finally sank the Tirpitz.

Greece

The Greek government returns from exile to Athens

Germany

Those remaining Germans between 16 and 60 are enrolled into the Volkssturm

China

General Stilwell is ordered to return to the United States

Pacific

The Japanese government orders a major counteroffensive, code name "Sho"


How to cite this article: Rickard, J (28 December 2007), 18 October 1944, http://www.historyofwar.org/secondworldwar/date/1944_10_18.html

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