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30 Jul 1944
  • USS Mingo arrived at Fremantle, Australia, ending her fourth war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • British troops attack Caumont, France, east of Saint-LŰ. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
  • The Japanese Navy ordered Mitsubishi to stop development of the A7M fighter design; Mitsubishi was able to secure permission to continue given that the company was to use existing engines rather than develop new ones. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • GŁnther von Kluge wrote to Adolf Hitler, warning that the entire western front was on the brink of collapse. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The US coastal minesweeper YMS-304 struck a mine and sank off the coast of Normandy, France. ww2dbase [AC]
  • The US coastal minesweeper YMS-378 struck a mine and was severely damaged, beyond repair, off the coast of Normandy, France. ww2dbase [AC]
British Western Pacific Territories
  • Leaders of US Navy ComAirSols (Commander Air Solomons) was given a demonstration of unmanned TDR drones. Four of them took flight and each released a 2,000-pound bomb on Yamazuki Maru which was beached at Guadalcanal. 3 of the bombs hit, although 1 of the failed to detonate. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS New Mexico shelled Japanese positions on Guam. ww2dbase [Main Article | Event | CPC]
  • Barbers Point Naval Air Station: Part of CASU-49 departed. ww2dbase [Main Article | DS]
  • US 7th Division conducted a parade for US President Franklin Roosevelt and General Douglas MacArthur on Oahu, US Territory of Hawaii. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The Soviet First Baltic Front reached Tukums, Latvia. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • In southern England, United Kingdom, the North Kent village of Swanscombe had a V-1 flying bomb explode in Taunton Road. It killed 11 and badly wounded 22 and the blast resulted in the complete destruction of 60 cottages making 160 people homeless. Flight Sergeant Gedfrey Tate of 1 Squadron was lost when his Spitfire fighter LFIXh crashed into the sea after he went into a dive chasing a V-1 flying bomb. ww2dbase [Main Article | Event | HM]
Photo(s) dated 30 Jul 1944
Alaska off the Philadelphia Navy Yard, 30 Jul 1944, photo 1 of 2Alaska off the Philadelphia Navy Yard, 30 Jul 1944, photo 2 of 2A badly battered Japanese B6N torpedo bomber, wrecked before it could be wheeled from its hangar at the Tinian airfield, Mariana Islands, 30 Jul 1944US Marines in the Mariana Islands, circa Jul-Aug 1944
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30 Jul 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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"Goddam it, you'll never get the Purple Heart hiding in a foxhole! Follow me!"

Captain Henry P. Jim Crowe, Guadalcanal, 13 Jan 1943