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1 Jun 1944
  • USS Permit completed lifeguard duty in the Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Cod arrived at Fremantle, Australia, ending her third war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The US submarine Herring was reported lost in the Kurile Islands, presumed sunk by Japanese shore batteries on Matua Island, whilst on patrol near Matsuwa Island. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
  • USS Pintado fired six torpedoes at a Japanese convoy in the Philippine Sea, scoring several hits, sinking Toho Maru and damaging another. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • In his diary, William Slim privately complained of Louis Mountbatten's lack of vision and Henry Pownall's laziness. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • US Brigadier General Haydon L. Boatner was appointed to command the Myitkyina Task Force in Burma. ww2dbase [AC]
  • British troops captured Frosinone, Italy. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
  • The keel of landing ship No. 137 was laid down by Kawanami Kogyo. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • In a Daily Telegraph crossword puzzle the solution to 15 Down was "Neptune", the codename for the D-Day naval assault. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
United States
  • USS Franklin departed San Diego, California, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Hawkbill departed Manitowoc, Wisconsin, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 1 Jun 1944
US Army Rangers awaited the invasion signal in a landing craft in an English port, circa early Jun 1944, photo 1 of 2; note the bazooka and the M1 Garand riflesUS Army Rangers awaited the invasion signal in a landing craft in an English port, circa early Jun 1944, photo 2 of 2; note the bazooka and the M1 Garand riflesA Soviet soldier being awarded the Defense of Leningrad medal, 1 Jun 1944P-47D Thunderbolts of the 318th Fighter Group are loaded onto Escort Carrier USS Natoma Bay, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, June 1, 1944. The Fighter Group was on its way to Saipan, Marianas. Note USS Manila Bay with the rest of the Fighter Groupís Thunderbolts.
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Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis

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