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26 Apr 1944
  • Georgios Papandreou became the new Prime Minister of Greece after his predecessor resigned. ww2dbase [TH]
Dutch East Indies
  • Sentani Airfield and Cyclops Airfield near Hollandia, Dutch New Guinea was captured by US 186th Infantry Regiment. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
  • Pétain made his first and only visit to Paris, France to inspect damage from Allied bombings. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
  • Heinrich Kreipe was kidnapped by British operatives at Archanes, Crete, Greece. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Georgios Papandreou was made the Prime Minister of Greece-in-exile. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Prince Takahito's daughter Princess Yasuko was born. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Hamazasp Babadzhanian was made a Hero of the Soviet Union. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 26 Apr 1944
Mechanics working on a PBY Catalina engine at Naval Air Station, Seattle, Washington, 26-27 Apr 1944Close-up of the flame projector of a Churchill Crocodile tank during trials at Eastwell Park, Ashford, Kent, England, United Kingdom, 26 Apr 1944Map depicting Operation Cartwheel and the invasion of Gilbert and Marshall Islands, 30 Jun 1943-26 Apr 1944Kluge, Himmler, Dönitz, and Keitel at the funeral service of Colonel General Hans Hube, 26 Apr 1944
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Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
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