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7 May 1944
  • USS Bailey departed Majuro bound for Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. ww2dbase [Bailey | DS]
Burma
  • Two companies of Chinese 88th Regiment began to attack Ritpong, Burma from the northwest while Khaki Combat Team of US 5307th Composite Unit (Provisional) fired mortar rounds on the village from the south. Meanwhile, M Force (Lieutenant Colonel George McGee, Jr.) of US 5307th Composite Unit (Provisional) began marching for the Kumon Mountains in Burma. ww2dbase [Battle of Myitkyina | George McGee | Ritpong | CPC]
French Morocco
  • Fleet carrier USS Ranger and escort carrier USS Card departed Casablanca in French Morocco bound for New York. ww2dbase [Ranger | Card | Casablanca | DS]
Germany Hawaii India
  • During the day, Anglo-Indian troops attacked Jail Hill near Kohima, India, which was repelled by Japanese troops and suffered heavy losses. To the south, the British offensive from Imphal, India into Burma was called off after lack of success. After sundown, Japanese troops attacked Tengnoupal, India and overran some Allied defensive positions. ww2dbase [Battle of Imphal-Kohima | Kohima, Assam | CPC]
Pacific Ocean
  • USS Permit began lifeguard duty in the Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Permit | CPC]
United States Photo(s) dated 7 May 1944
Normandy beach defenses, France, 7 May 1944

7 May 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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"No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. You win the war by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country!"

George Patton, 31 May 1944


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