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29 Apr 1944
  • USS Tunny departed Brisbane, Australia for her sixth war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Parche attacked a Japanese convoy south of Taiwan and damaged one transport with 1 of 4 torpedoes fired. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS New Mexico arrived at Sydney, Australia. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Caroline Islands
  • USS Yorktown (Essex-class) launched a raid on Japanese forces in the Truk lagoon (Chuuk), Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | DS]
  • After dark, Japanese troops launched a counterattack at Kohima, India. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Japan Mariana Islands
  • Tanikaze began escorting a convoy from Saipan, Mariana Islands to Tawi-Tawi, Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Pacific Ocean
  • As part of US Navy Carrier Task Force 58, USS Portland screened carriers launching strikes against Truk in the Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | Event | DS]
United Kingdom
  • Australian Prime Minister John Curtin arrived in London, England, United Kingdom for the Imperial Conference. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
  • In England, United Kingdom, Dwight Eisenhower cabled Washington DC, United States, telling Marshall that he was pondering the notion of firing George Patton because "he simply does not keep his mouth shut", referring to the 25 Apr 1944 incident in which Patton spoke of his vision of a post-war world that, after being mis-quoted by a reporter, created another public relations row for Eisenhower's headquarters. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United States
  • USS Barbero was commissioned into service with Lieutenant Commander Irvin S. Hartman in command. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 29 Apr 1944
Smoke rising from the Japanese naval base at Dublon Island, Truk Atoll, Caroline Islands, 29-30 Apr 1944Soldier maintaining the 29cm Petard spigot mortar on a Churchill AVRE of 79th Squad, 5th Assault Regt, Royal Engineers, UK 3rd Infantry Division, 29 Apr 1944; note 40-lb bomb on rightLieutenant Commander Edward C. Outlaw and pilots of his VF-32 squadron celebrating after completing a mission over Truk, Caroline Islands, 29 Apr 1944Aerial view of United States Coast Guard cutter Spencer in New York Navy Yard, New York, United States, 29 Apr 1944
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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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