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29 May 1944
  • The escort carrier USS Block Island was torpedoed by a German U-boat while on anti-submarine patrol near the Azores. This was the first and only US Navy Aircraft Carrier to be lost in the Atlantic Ocean. ww2dbase [AC]
  • The Anglo-Indian attack on Ninthoukgong, India was halted after capturing the northern half of the town. ww2dbase [Battle of Imphal-Kohima | CPC]
  • Taking advantage of their range, US bombers began hitting Marienburg and Posen in eastern Germany. ww2dbase [Bombing of Hamburg, Dresden, and Other Cities | TH]
French Morocco
  • Escort carrier USS Bogue and her task group arrived at Casablanca, French Morocco. ww2dbase [Bogue | Casablanca | DS]
Georgia
  • U-23 sank Soviet motor tug Smelyj with one of two torpedoes fired just off the Georgian coast at 1256 hours, killing eleven. Soviet ships responded with a two-hour depth charge attack, but U-23 was able to escape. ww2dbase [CPC]
Hawaii Italy
  • US 1st Armored Division engaged German defensive positions of the Caesar C Line south of Rome, Italy. ww2dbase [Battle of Anzio | CPC]
Japan Pacific Ocean
  • USS Whale released destroyer USS Cassin from escort duty off Majuro, Marshall Islands. ww2dbase [Whale | CPC]
  • USS Permit damaged a Japanese transport between Caroline Islands and Mariana Islands, hitting her with 1 of 8 torpedoes fired. ww2dbase [Permit | CPC]
United States
  • William Sample became the commanding officer of USS Hornet, relieving Miles Browning. ww2dbase [Miles Browning | CPC]
  • While shifting berths under the control of a Coast Guard harbor pilot, destroyer escort USS Tabberer rammed a floating drydock in Galveston Bay, Texas, United States. ww2dbase [Tabberer | Henry Plage | Galveston Bay, Texas | DS]
  • William Sample became the commanding officer of USS Hornet, relieving Miles Browning. ww2dbase [Hornet (Essex-class) | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 29 May 1944
US Army Pfc. Edward J. Foley of the 143rd Infantry Regiment of the 36th Division cleaning his Springfield M1903A4 sniper rifle, near Valletri, Italy, 29 May 1944USS Yorktown (Essex-class) in the channel leaving Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, 29 May 1944.USS Yorktown (Essex-class) in the channel leaving Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, 29 May 1944.USS Yorktown (Essex-class) in the channel leaving Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, 29 May 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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