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1932 — , January 9

  • CBI - China: Day 114 of 154 of the Japanese Invasion of Manchuria.

1933 — , January 9

  • CBI - China: Day 9 of 142 of the 1st Battle of Hebei.

1937 — , January 9

  • Spain: Day 177 of 985 of the Spanish Civil War.

1938 — , January 9

  • Germany: The Third Reich's culture, art and theater specialist, Hans Severus Ziegler, organizes an exhibition called Entartete Musik (Degenerate Music) to denounce the works of any and all un-Germanic composers and artists.
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    1938 poster promoting the exhibition Entartete Musik (Degenerate Music) which denounced all non-Germanic music and artists

    In 1935, all "degenerate" swing jazz music was banned from airing over German national radio. In 1937, Adolf Hitler and Joseph Goebbels declared that the Reich must rid itself of "this decadent byproduct of Bolshevik Jewish corruption and of Blacks and their hated jazz."

    First came an enormous exhibition of Entartete Kunst, or degenerate art, which was staged in Munich and included works of satire, caricature, and expressionism. It was followed in 1938 by the smaller Entartete Musik, or degenerate music, which included opera and operetta, twelve-tone music, and jazz as well as works by Jewish composers and modernists.

    Degenerate Music exhibition of the Reich Music Festival, Düsseldorf, 1938

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  • Spain: Day 542 of 985 of the Spanish Civil War.
  • CBI - China: Day 187 of 2,987 of the 2nd Sino-Japanese War.
    • Day 32 of 54 of the Battle of Nanking.
    • Day 28 of 50 of the Rape of Nanking.

1939 — , January 9

  • Spain: Day 907 of 985 of the Spanish Civil War.
  • CBI - China: Day 552 of 2,987 of the 2nd Sino-Japanese War.

1940 — , January 9

  • Atlantic: German bombers sink three merchant ships in North Sea.
  • Finland: Day 41 of 105 of the Russo-Finnish War.
  • CBI - China: Day 917 of 2,987 of the 2nd Sino-Japanese War.
    • Day 56 of 381 of the Battle of South Guangxi.

1941 — , January 9

  • ETO - UK: Day 126 of 258 of the Blitz.
  • MTO - North Africa: Day 32 of 63 of the UK's Operation COMPASS, their campaign in North Africa against the Italians in Egypt and Libya.
  • East Africa: Day 214 of 537 of Italy's East African campaign in the lands south of Egypt.
  • CBI - China: Day 1,283 of 2,987 of the 2nd Sino-Japanese War.
  • CBI - Thailand: Day 101 of 221 of the Franco-Thai War (Vichy France vs Thailand).

1942 — , January 9

  • USA: Dick Bong receives his wings and is commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant. He will go on to be America's highest-scoring air Ace, shooting down at least 40 Japanese aircraft.
  • Russian Front - North: Day 124 of 872 of the Siege of Leningrad.
  • Russian Front - North: Day 1 of 29 of the Battle of Toropets, Russia. A failed attempt to break the siege at Leningrad.
  • Russian Front - Center: Day 2 of 103 of the Battle of Vyazma, Russia.
  • Russian Front - Center: Day 2 of 103 of the Battle of Sychevsk, Russia.
  • Russian Front - South: Day 72 of 248 of the Siege of Sevastopol, Crimean Peninsula. All further German attacks against the Crimean fortress of Sevastopol are stopped for the winter.
  • PTO - Philippines: Day 33 of 152 of the 1st Battle of the Philippines. Japanese troops attack the Santa Rosa-Natib defense line on Bataan but US-Filipino counter-attacks forces them back to their start line. US B-17s strike Japanese shipping in Davao Bay, Mindanao Island.
  • CBI - Burma: Day 27 of 164 of Japan's Invasion of Burma.
  • CBI - China: Day 1,648 of 2,987 of the 2nd Sino-Japanese War.
    • Day 17 of 99 of the 3rd Battle of Changsha.
  • CBI - Malaya: Day 33 of 55 of the Battle of British Malaya.
  • PTO - Borneo: Day 25 of 107 of the Battle of Borneo.

1943 — , January 9

  • ETO - UK: US 8th Air Force: Defensive fighter patrols are flown using borrowed British Spitfires.
  • Russian Front - North: Day 489 of 872 of the Siege of Leningrad.
  • Russian Front - North: Day 52 of 59 of the Battle of Velikiye Luki, near Leningrad. This stalemate does help ease the siege a little, but mostly it keeps German troops from being sent to other fronts.
  • Russian Front - North: Day 250 of 658 of the Siege of the Kholm Pocket, USSR lays siege to the Kholm Pocket but the Germans hold out for a about a year and a half.
  • Russian Front - South: Day 141 of 165 of the Battle of Stalingrad, bloodiest battle in human history.
  • Russian Front - South: Day 29 of 69 of the USSR's Operation LITTLE SATURN. A successful drive into the Northern Caucasus and the Donets Basin pushing the Axis troops out.
  • MTO - Libya: US 12th Air Force provides air support.
  • MTO - Tunisia: Day 54 of 178 of the Battle of Tunisia. RAF and US Air Forces provide Allied air support.
  • CBI - Burma: Day 20 of 104 of the 1st Battle of Arakan. US 10th Air Force provides air support.
  • CBI - China: Day 2,013 of 2,987 of the 2nd Sino-Japanese War.
  • PTO - Alaska: Day 217 of 435 of the Battle of Kiska, Aleutian Islands.
  • PTO - Malaya: Day 325 of 357 of the Battle of Timor Island, a long guerrilla war ending in Japanese victory.
  • PTO - New Guinea: Day 52 of 66 of the Battle of Buna-Gona. 5th Air Force provides air support.
  • PTO - New Guinea: The US 5th Air Force and Royal Australian Air Force continue attacking a Japanese convoy now leaving Lae.
  • PTO - Solomon Islands: Day 156 of 187 of the Battle of Guadalcanal.

1944 — , January 9

  • Russian Front - North: Day 854 of 872 of the Siege of Leningrad.
  • Russian Front - North: Day 615 of 658 of the Siege of the Kholm Pocket. USSR lays siege to the Kholm Pocket but the Germans hold out for a about a year and a half.
  • Russian Front - South: Day 17 of 113 of the USSR's Dnieper-Carpathian Offensive in southwestern Ukraine.
  • Russian Front - South: Day 17 of 22 of the Battle of Zhitomir, Russia. This will create a 70 mile gap in the German line.
  • Russian Front - South: Day 5 of 12 of the Battle of Kirograd, Ukraine.
  • MTO - Yugoslavia: US 15th Air Force B-24s bomb at Pola.
  • MTO - Italy: Countess Ciano escapes Italy to Switzerland and is interned there.
  • MTO - Italy: RAF and US Air Forces provides air support for the Allied ground troops.
  • MTO - Morocco: Prime Minister Winston Churchill and General Charles De Gaulle meet at Marrakesh, French Morocco.
  • CBI - Burma: Day 11 of 99 of the 2nd Battle of Arakan. British and Indian troops recapture the coastal port city of Maungdaw, but the attack on Donbaik is halted by the Japanese. US 10th Air Force attacks the Loilaw area.
  • CBI - China: Day 2,378 of 2,987 of the 2nd Sino-Japanese War.
    • US 14th Air Force fighters attack steamboats and many smaller boats on the Yangtze River near Puchi, while B-25s sink a vessel south of Swatow.
  • PTO - Marshall Islands: US 7th Air Force B-24s bomb several islands in the Marshalls.
  • PTO - New Guinea: Day 113 of 219 of the Battle of Shaggy Ridge. 5th Air Force provides air support.
  • PTO - New Guinea: Day 110 of 162 of the Battle of the Huon Peninsula. 5th Air Force provides air support.
  • PTO - New Guinea: Day 26 of 597 of the Battle of New Britain. US 13th Air Force provides air support.
  • PTO - Solomon Islands: Day 70 of 295 of the Battle of the Bougainville Islands.

1945 — , January 9

  • ETO - France: Day 162 of 284 of the Battle of Brittany.
  • ETO - France: Day 117 of 236 of the Siege of Dunkirk.
  • ETO - Belgium: Day 25 of 41 of the Battle of the Bulge. The US 3rd Army counter-attacks toward Houffalize, on the southern side of the Ardennes salient. US 9th Air Force provides air support taking out the Rinnthal rail bridge with the aim of isolating three enemy armored divisions in the Landau area.
  • ETO - Belgium: Day 10 of 26 of Operation NORDWIND, the last major German offensive of World War II on the Western Front.
  • ETO - Germany: Day 113 of 145 of the Battle of Hürtgen Forest.
  • Russian Front - Finland: Day 117 of 223 of the Lapland War. Finland and Russia have joined forces to kick the Germans out of Finland's most northern province.
  • Russian Front - Center: Day 87 of 206 of the Battle of the Courland Pocket in Latvia.
  • Russian Front - Center: Day 80 of 99 of the Siege of Memel, a border town of Lithuania and East Prussia.
  • Russian Front - South: Day 73 of 108 of the Battle of Budapest, Hungary.
  • MTO - Greece: British troops enter Thebes.
  • MTO - Italy: US and Royal Air Forces provides air support for the Allied ground units.
  • CBI: US 14th Air Force hit targets at French Indochina, Burma, and China.
  • CBI - Burma: Day 284 of 302 of the Chinese Salween Offensive. US 10th Air Force provides air support.
  • CBI - China: Day 2,744 of 2,987 of the 2nd Sino-Japanese War.
  • PTO - Alaska: US 11th Air Force: For the first time, the 11th AF uses radar-bombs with H2X equipment as their B-24s hit Suribachi Bay Airfield on Paramushiru Island.
  • PTO - Japan: US 20th Air Force B-29s hit the Musashino aircraft plant near Tokyo.
  • PTO - Japan: US 7th Air Force B-24s bomb the airfields on Iwo Jima.
  • PTO - New Guinea: Day 379 of 597 of the Battle of New Britain.
  • PTO - New Guinea: Day 263 of 481 of the Battle of Western New Guinea.
  • PTO - Philippines: Day 82 of 299 of the 2nd Battle of the Philippines, aka the Liberation of the Philippines or the Philippines Campaign.
  • PTO - Philippines: Day 26 of 244 of the Battle of Luzon.
  • PTO - Philippines: Day 4 of 4 of the Allied Invasion landing at Lingayen Gulf. US 6th Army puts 100,000 men ashore in a single day in the largest Pacific operation so far. 5th Air Force provides air support.

Day-By-Day listings for January 9 were last modified on Tuesday, February 2, 2016
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