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7 Jun 1944
  • British Air Vice Marshal W. Elliot took over command of the new Balkan Air Force tasked with providing air support to Tito's partisans in Yugoslavia. ww2dbase [AC]
France
  • British troops captured Bayeux, France. ww2dbase [Normandy Campaign, Phase 1 | Bayeux, Basse-Normandie | TH]
  • British Flying Officers McIntosh and Shepherd, the rear-gunner and mid-upper gunner respectively in Wing Commander John Grey's Lancaster bomber, combined to shoot down three German night-fighters during the course of a mission to Normandy, France. They would both be awarded the Distinguished Flying Crosses for this almost unique achievement. McIntosh would survive the war with eight confirmed and one probable kills to his credit. ww2dbase [Basse-Normandie | AC]
  • On the morning after the D-day landings, police raid a brothel that French prostitutes had established in a wrecked landing craft. ww2dbase [AC]
Hawaii India Italy Japan Pacific Ocean
  • USS Whale attacked a Japanese convoy in the Pacific Ocean, damaging two transports, hitting them with 3 of 6 torpedoes fired. ww2dbase [Whale | CPC]
  • USS Harder was detected by a Japanese aircraft in the Celebes Sea, which called in destroyer Hayanami to attack. Harder fired three torpedoes at Hayanami, two of which hit, sinking her. ww2dbase [Harder | Celebes Sea | CPC]
Poland
  • The administration of the crematoriums in Auschwitz II-Birkenau concentration camp ordered four sieves from the manufacturing firm Deutsche Ausr├╝stungswerke (DAW) to sift through human ashes. The sieves were to be equipped with an iron frame and the openings of the sieve screens were to be 10 millimeters in size. ww2dbase [Discovery of Concentration Camps and the Holocaust | Auschwitz Concentration Camp | Oswiecim | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • Henry Arnold arrived in London, England, United Kingdom. ww2dbase [Henry Arnold | London, England | CPC]
  • HMS Rodney collided with LCT 427 off Portsmouth, England, slicing the LCT in half and killing all 13 British Royal Navy personnel aboard the LCT. ww2dbase [Rodney | Portsmouth, England | CPC, DS]
Photo(s) dated 7 Jun 1944
Shells fired from battleship Texas exploded near Vierville on the Normandy coast, Jun 1944Battleship Texas firing at targets along the Normandy coast, Jun 1944A makeshift monument to a fallen American soldier at Normandy, France, Jun 1944Two Ohio United States Coast Guard men, John R. Smith and Daniel J. Kaczorowski, at their gun aboard a transport off Normandy, circa Jun 1944
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7 Jun 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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