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7 Aug 1944
  • Erwin Rommel received the Wound Badge in Gold. ww2dbase [Erwin Rommel | CPC]
  • USS Croaker sank Japanese light cruiser Nagara after hitting her with 1 of 4 torpedoes fired. ww2dbase [Croaker | CPC]
  • A Japanese aircraft made the first aerial ramming attempt at an American bomber. ww2dbase [Bombing of Tokyo and Other Cities | CPC]
  • USS Sea Robin was commissioned into service with Lieutenant Commander Paul Stimson in command. ww2dbase [Sea Robin | CPC]
  • USS Pompon attacked a Japanese transport off Sakhalin island; all 4 torpedoes missed. ww2dbase [Pompon | CPC]
  • USS Puffer attacked a Japanese convoy off the Philippine Islands and sank a freighter, hitting her with 1 of 4 torpedoes fired. ww2dbase [Puffer | CPC]
  • The Indian 36th Division became the last Chindit formation to engaged in combat in Burma. ww2dbase [Operation Thursday | CPC]
  • During a strategy conference in London, England, United Kingdom, Alan Brooke determined that the next Allied target in Burma should be Rangoon, and the best method of attack would be an airborne assault. ww2dbase [Alan Brooke | CPC]
  • German troops counterattacked in Avranches, France; the offensive was code named Operation LĂĽttich. ww2dbase [Normandy Campaign, Phase 2 | TH, CPC]
  • Field Marshal Erwin von Witzleben was tried and sentenced to death. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • The USAAF 306th Bomb Group flying from RAF Thurleigh launched a bombing raid against oil facilities at Montbartier in the south of France. This would be the farthest south any mission of the war would take the 306th. ww2dbase [Bombing of Hamburg, Dresden, and Other Cities | RAF Thurleigh | Montbartier | DS]
Pacific Ocean
  • USS Guitarro attacked a Japanese convoy off Luzon, Philippine Islands in the South China Sea, sinking frigate Kusakaki with three of the six torpedoes fired. ww2dbase [Guitarro | South China Sea | CPC]
  • USS Sterlet fired seven torpedoes at a Japanese convoy in the Pacific Ocean, sinking a transport with two hits. ww2dbase [Sterlet | CPC]
  • In accordance with a Soviet request, 55 B-17s and 29 P-51s of the USAAF involved in Operation Frantic flew from bases in Ukraine and attacked an oil refinery at Trzebinia, Poland without loss and returned to Operation Frantic bases in the USSR. ww2dbase [B-17 Flying Fortress | P-51 Mustang | Operation Frantic | Trzebinia | DS]
  • German prisoners of war Georg Jantschi and Karl Kosch were transferred from the Lefortovo Prison in Moscow, Russia to the special Prisoner of War Camp No. 27 in the city's suburbs. ww2dbase [Moscow | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • A V-1 flying bomb blew up in Underhill Road, East Dulwich in south east London, England, United Kingdom, 4 residents were killed. Three V-1 bombs, brought down by fighters, crashed into the outskirts of Ashford, Kent, England causing damage and one death. The fighter pilots were now taking efforts to avoid their targets impacting on built up areas but the problem remained of the bombs flying erratically once hit. 316 Squadron (Polish) brought down 8 flying bombs, following on from the 9 kills made the previous day. Warrant Officer Czeslaw Bartlomiejczyk shot down four in the space of five minutes when he got behind the V-1 flying bombs flying in single file over the English Channel in his Mustang III fighter. Flight Officer Henry "Dixie" Dean flying the new RAF jet fighter, the Gloster Meteor, brought down a V-1 flying bomb over the village of Rorbertsbridge, east Sussex. 616 squadron now had a dozen of the jet fighters and 33 pilots training with them. ww2dbase [V-Weapons Campaign | Vergeltungswaffe 1 | London, England | HM]
United States US Pacific Islands
  • USS Archerfish departed Midway for her fourth war patrol. ww2dbase [Archerfish | Midway | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 7 Aug 1944
A German mechanized column devastated by British aircraft, near Mortain, France, 7 Aug 1944; note dead German soldier near wrecked SdKfz. 251 halftrack vehicleJapanese-American soldier of 100th Infantry Battalion, US 442nd Regimental Combat Team firing his M1 Garand rifle at a suspected German sniper position, Montenero area, Italy, 7 Aug 1944Japanese-American soldier of 100th Infantry Battalion, US 442nd Regimental Combat Team firing at a suspected German sniper position, Montenero area, Italy, 7 Aug 1944Japanese-American mortar crew of 100th Infantry Battalion, US 442nd Regimental Combat Team firing into suspected German sniper positions, Montenero area, Italy, 7 Aug 1944, photo 1 of 2
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Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
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