What Happened in 1944

  • Typhoon Cobra Strikes US Pacific Fleet

    Typhoon Cobra, also known as the Typhoon of 1944 or Halsey's Typhoon (named after Admiral William 'Bull' Halsey), was the United States Navy... Read more

  • Operation Stösser

    Originally planned for the early hours of 16 December, Operation Stösser was delayed for a day because of bad weather and fuel shortages. The new... Read more

  • Operation Greif

    Operation Greif was a special false flag operation commanded by the notorious Waffen-SS commando Otto Skorzeny during the Battle of the Bulge. The... Read more

  • Malmédy Massacre

    The Malmedy massacre refers to a war crime in which about 90 American prisoners of war were murdered by their German captors. The massacre was... Read more

  • Siege of Bastogne

    The Siege of Bastogne was an engagement between American and German forces at the Belgian town of Bastogne, as part of the larger Battle of the... Read more

  • Allies Stage Counter-Offensive Against Nazi Forces in the Ardennes

    On 23 December the weather conditions started improving, allowing the Allied air forces to attack. They launched devastating bombing raids on the... Read more

  • On The Town Premieres On Broadway

    On the Town is a musical with music by Leonard Bernstein and book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, based on Jerome Robbins' idea for... Read more

  • Siege of Budapest

    The Siege of Budapest was a siege of the Hungarian capital city of Budapest, fought towards the end of World War II in Europe, during the Soviet... Read more