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24 Apr 1944
  • Japanese hospital ship Hikawa Maru arrived at Saipan. ww2dbase [Hikawa Maru | CPC]
  • British bombers attacked M√ľnchen, Germany. During this attack, the Spinosaurus fossil specimen BSP 1912 VIII 19 was destroyed at the Pal√§ontologische Staatssammlung M√ľnchen (Bavarian State Collection of Paleontology). ww2dbase [Bombing of Hamburg, Dresden, and Other Cities | CPC]
  • Allied bombers conducted a raid on Belgrade, Yugoslavia. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Douglas MacArthur disembarked USS Nashville via PT-115. ww2dbase [Douglas MacArthur | Nashville | CPC]
  • U-23 completed her fourteenth war patrol. ww2dbase [U-23 | CPC]
Burma
  • 3rd Battalion of US 5307th Composite Unit (Provisional) marched 8 miles through the jungles of northern Burma toward Myitkyina. 5 men passed out from heat exhaustion. ww2dbase [Battle of Myitkyina | CPC]
Dutch East Indies Hawaii Pacific Ocean
  • USS Haddock fired 4 torpedoes at a convoy 100 miles east of Okinawa, Japan, sinking auxiliary minesweeper Noshiro Maru No. 2 with 1 hit. ww2dbase [Haddock | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • American forces conducted marshalling and embarkation drills at Slapton, Devonshire, England, United Kingdom. ww2dbase [Exercise Tiger | Slapton, England | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 24 Apr 1944
Quarter bow view of a Landing Craft Flak (LCF) during invasion rehearsal off the Isle of Wight, Southern England, United Kingdom, 28 Apr 1944Portrait of Air Chief Marshal Harris of RAF Bomber Command, taken at his HQ at High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom, 24 Apr 1944

24 Apr 1944 Interactive Map

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis




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