War Diary October 17, 1944
War Diary for Tuesday, October 17, 1944:
Fleet Admiral Ernest J. King, the Chief of Staff of the U.S. Navy, in negotiatens with the British Admiral Sir Dudley Pound, First Sea Lord, on further operations in the Pacific.
Europa: RAF makes 3,000 t. raids on German garrisons trapped at Boulogne and Calais (October 17 and 20).
Pacific: Admiral Toyoda activates Plan Sho (‘Victory’) in response to US invasion of Leyte.
Indian Ocean: British Eastern Fleet attacks Nicobar Island (Operation Millet) in unsuccessful attempt to divert Japanese from Leyte Gulf.