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22 Jul 1944
  • In Ukraine, the Brody Pocket was eliminated; Soviet forces captured 17,000 German prisoners of war. To the north, Soviet units captured Panevezys, Lithuania. ww2dbase [Operation Bagration | TH]
  • Kuniaki Koiso was named the 41st Prime Minister of Japan. ww2dbase [Kuniaki Koiso | CPC]
  • Rear Admiral D. B. Beary continued his inspection of USS Astoria at Virginia, United States. Later in the day, USS Astoria conducted a battle problem with USS Decatur and target ship Daniel A. Joy. ww2dbase [Astoria (Cleveland-class) | CPC]
  • British minesweeper HMS Chamois struck a mine in Baie de Seine north of Normandie, France and was damaged. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • USS Cero fired six torpedoes at a Japanese transport north of Dutch New Guinea; all torpedoes missed. ww2dbase [Cero | CPC]
  • USS Bailey shelled concealed and hardened Japanese positions on Tinian. ww2dbase [Bailey | DS]
  • American aircraft raided Japanese positions in Shanghai, China. ww2dbase [Shanghai | CPC]
Germany Italy
  • In Italy, American troops entered the outskirts of Pisa while troops of from both the 8th and 5th armies advanced to within 15 miles of Florence; the towns of Castelfiorentino and Tavernelle were occupied and Polish troops in the Adriatic area pressed northwards from Ancona. ww2dbase [Advance to the Gothic Line | AC]
Japan Mariana Islands Marshall Islands
  • Casablanca-class escort carrier USS Sargent Bay departed Eniwetok bound for Kwajalein, Marshall Islands. ww2dbase [Sargent Bay | Eniwetok | DS]
Pacific Ocean Romania
  • 76 P-38s and 58 P-51s began the second of the Fifteenth Air ForceÔÇÖs Operation Frantic shuttle missions, attacking airfields at Zili┼čtea (Zili┼čteanca) and Buz─âu, Romania (claiming the destruction of 56 enemy aircraft) and landing at Operation Frantic bases in Ukraine. ww2dbase [P-38 Lightning | P-51 Mustang | Operation Frantic | Zili┼čtea | DS]
United Kingdom
  • Pilot Officer Ken Foskett became a local hero after bringing down a V-1 flying bomb onto the railway lines near Ashford in Kent, England, United Kingdom. Seeing a train approaching the damaged track at speed, Fosket made low passes over the locomotive, lowering his wheels and dipping his wings. The engineers in the engine got the message and stopped the train. ww2dbase [Vergeltungswaffe 1 | V-Weapons Campaign | Ashford, England | HM]
United States
  • USS Ticonderoga began her first overhaul at Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, Virginia, United States. Her flight deck was to be reconfigured to add 11 feet forward and 7 feet aft, and her anti-aircraft directors were to be repositioned. ww2dbase [Ticonderoga | Norfolk Navy Yard | Portsmouth, Virginia | DS]
  • The keel of submarine Mero was laid down by the Manitowoc Shipbuilding Company in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, United States. ww2dbase [Mero | Manitowoc, Wisconsin | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 22 Jul 1944
Prime Minister Kuniaki Koiso with his cabinet ministers, 22 Jul 1944; note Naval Minister Mitsumasa Yonai in front row next to KoisoUSS Astoria underway en route to Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, 22 Jul 1944; note camouflage Measure 33 Design 24dMajor Carl George Arnold reading war news to US Army personnel at Major General Joseph StilwellPersonnel of Headquarters Detachment of Allied Northern Combat Area Command resting at Shadazup, Burma, 22 Jul 1944
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