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1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap yearstarting on Saturday (dominical letter BA) of the Gregorian calendar, the 1944th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 944th year of the 2nd millennium, the 44th year of the 20th century, and the fifth year of the 1940s decade.

Events

Below, events of World War II have the "WWII" prefix.

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February

The Abbey of Monte Cassino in ruins after being destroyed by Allied bombing, February 1944.

March

The March 1944 eruption of Mount Vesuvius.

April

May

The prime ministers of Britain and the four major dominions at the 1944 Commonwealth Prime Ministers' Conference, 1 May 1944.

June

Allied troops land on the beaches of Normandy throughout D-Day.
LVTs heading for shore on 15 June 1944 throughout the Battle of Saipan.

July

The aftermath of the failed 20 July plot to kill Hitler.
Soviet soldiers fight in the streets of Jelgava, summer 1944.
American medics helping injured soldier in France, 1944.

August

Szare Szeregi Scouts additionally fought in the Warsaw Uprising.
Jewish prisoners of Gęsiówka liberated by Polish soldiers from Batalion Zośka, 5 August 1944.
Crowds of French people line the Champs Élysées following the Liberation of Paris, 26 August 1944.

September

Waves of paratroopers land in the Netherlands throughout Operation Market Garden in September 1944.

October

Henry Larsen becomes the first person successfully to navigate the Northwest Passage in both directions, westbound July–October 1944.
American troops advance towards San Jose on Leyte Island, 20 October 1944.
The light aircraft carrierPrinceton afire, east of Luzon, 24 October 1944
Volkssturm founded in October 1944.
The beginning of the Battle of Leyte, 20 October 1944.

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Victims of the Malmedy massacre
George Marshall becomes the first U.S. Five-Star General on December 16, 1944.

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