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11 Jun 1944
  • Missouri was commissioned into service. ww2dbase [Missouri | CPC]
  • The United States Marine Corps established the Administrative Command FMFPac (redesignated Supply Service FMFPac in Aug 1944) from the existing VAC Administrative Command to take responsibility for providing beach logistic supply on a hostile shore. ww2dbase [AC]
Australia France Guam
  • USS Yorktown (Essex-class) reached the launch point and began sending planes to soften up of targets in preparation for the invasion of Saipan, Mariana Islands. Yorktown aircrews concentrated primarily upon airfields located on Guam, Mariana Islands. Those raids continued until the 13th. ww2dbase [Mariana Islands Campaign and the Great Turkey Shoot | Yorktown (Essex-class) | DS]
  • Barbers Point Naval Air Station: Part of CASU-45 arrived on board. Part of ARGUS-22 arrived. ww2dbase [Barbers Point Naval Air Station | Ewa, Oahu | DS]
  • Gato-class submarine USS Silversides arrived at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii and concluded her tenth war patrol. Her commanding officer, LtCdr J.S. Coye, was awarded his third Navy Cross for his actions during this patrol. ww2dbase [Silversides | Pearl Harbor, Oahu | DS]
Mariana Islands
  • USS Wasp's aircraft attacked Japanese positions on Saipan and Tinian in the Mariana Islands. ww2dbase [Wasp (Essex-class) | CPC]
Marshall Islands
  • USS Cassin Young arrived at Eniwetok, Marshall Islands. ww2dbase [Cassin Young | Eniwetok | CPC]
  • Destroyer USS Shaw departed Eniwetok in the Marshall Islands as part of an escort for transports en route the Mariana Islands. ww2dbase [Shaw | Eniwetok | DS]
  • While USS Harder reconnoitered the Tawi-Tawi anchorage in southern Philippine Islands, she detected Japanese cruisers and destroyers. She did not attack; instead, she sailed out to open sea to report the finding. ww2dbase [Harder | CPC]
Romania United Kingdom
  • The USAAF 306th Bomb Group flying from RAF Thurleigh launched a bombing raid against targets in northern France but turned back due to bad weather. ww2dbase [RAF Thurleigh | Thurleigh, England | DS]
Photo(s) dated 11 Jun 1944
DUKW amphibious trucks operating off Normandy, 11 Jun 1944Biscayne, Doran, and another ship docked at Arzew, Algeria, 11 Jun 1944Light cruiser Montpelier underway from the Marshall Islands en route for Saipan, Mariana Islands, 11 Jun 1944Sherman tank of 24th Lancers, UK 8th Armored Brigade, near St Leger, France, 11 Jun 1944
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11 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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