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10 Jul 1944
  • Erwin Rommel received the Romanian Order of Michael the Brave 3rd Class and 2nd Class. ww2dbase [Erwin Rommel | CPC]
  • 221 former prisoners of Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp and 61 former internees in Vittel, France who had been given permission by Germany to go to Palestine arrived in Haifa at 1700 hours. ww2dbase [Discovery of Concentration Camps and the Holocaust | CPC]
  • The Japanese Navy 2nd Air Fleet was attached to the Combined Fleet, and its strength group to include two air flotillas and six air groups. On the same day, the 3rd Air Fleet was established under the command of Vice Admiral Shunichi Kira with Rear Admiral Kanzo Miura as the chief of staff; it was also attached to the Combined Fleet. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Light carrier Ryuho was transferred from Carrier Division 2 to Carrier Division 1 within the 3rd Fleet. ww2dbase [Ryuho | CPC]
  • Naoshi Kanno was made a squadron commander with the 343rd Air Group. ww2dbase [Naoshi Kanno | CPC]
  • Karl von Le Suire stepped down as the commanding officer of German 117th J√§ger Division. ww2dbase [Karl von Le Suire | CPC]
  • Raoul Wallenberg reported to the Swedish embassy in Budapest, Hungary as a secretary; in this role he would issue protective passports and commit in other acts that would save the lives of thousands of Jews. ww2dbase [Raoul Wallenberg | Budapest | CPC]
  • Yamato arrived at Okinawa, Japan then departed for Lingga, Dutch East Indies. ww2dbase [Yamato | Okinawa | CPC]
  • The Japanese Navy established the 1st Special Submarine Training Base Group at Otsujima in Tokuyama Bay, 80 kilometers southwest of Hiroshima, Japan, under the command of Rear Admiral Mitsuri Nagai. The unit was to train future manned-torpedo pilots. ww2dbase [Kaiten-class | Otsujima, Hiroshima | CPC]
  • Landing ship No. 111 was launched. ww2dbase [No. 101/103-class | CPC]
Mariana Islands Pacific Ocean Trinidad
  • The crew of USS Ticonderoga had a day of rest off the ship in Scotland Bay, Trinidad. ww2dbase [Ticonderoga | Scotland Bay | DS]
United Kingdom
  • 30 sorties were made by the Heinkel bombers of III/KG3 carrying V-1 flying bombs against Britain. A British naval anti-aircraft battery brought down one of the aircraft. The falling V-1 bombs caused deaths in the southern London boroughs of Battersea and Clapham where six people were killed in the Underground Station. The Royal navy Fleet Air Arm Pilot Sub Lieutenant D. P. Davies, whilst returning from an anti-shipping patrol in his Avenger Mk. 1 aircraft, saw a V-1 bomb and his TAG L/Airman Fred Shirmer brought it down at 700 yards, only firing 20 rounds; Shirmer received a mention in dispatches. ww2dbase [V-Weapons Campaign | Vergeltungswaffe 1 | London, England | HM]
United States
  • John Basilone married Sergeant Lena Mae Riggi at St. Mary's Star of the Sea Church in Oceanside, California, United States. ww2dbase [John Basilone | Oceanside, California | CPC]
  • Anti-submarine Hunter-Killer Task Group 22.10 (TG 22.10) centered around escort carrier USS Card, still with the TBM-1C Avengers and FM-2 Wildcats of Composite Squadron VC-12 embarked, departed Boston bound for the Caribbean. Destroyer escorts USS Baker, Bronstein, Breeman, and Bostwick remained but USS Coffman replaced the damaged USS Thomas. ww2dbase [Boston Navy Yard | Card | Boston, Massachusetts | DS]
Photo(s) dated 10 Jul 1944
√Čglise Saint-Pierre and surroundings in ruins, Caen, France, 10 Jul 1944Raymond Spruance and Holland Smith at Charan Kanoa, Saipan, Mariana Islands, 10 July 1944Double stacked Jeeps packed for transport on Liberty Ship SS Esek Hopkins, Pier 2, Hampton Roads, Virginia, United States, Jul 10, 1944

10 Jul 1944 Interactive Map

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
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