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10 Aug 1944
  • USS Tang attacked but failed to hit a tanker near Omaezaki, Japan. ww2dbase [Tang | CPC]
  • US 5th and French 2nd Armored Divisions moved to Alençon, France. ww2dbase [Normandy Campaign, Phase 2 | TH]
  • Captain David Jamieson of the UK Royal Norfolk Regiment won the Victoria Cross. Despite being wounded in the eye and arm, he refused to be evacuated as a casualty as he was the only officer remaining functioning, and with only 100 men held off seven repeated attacks by superior forces against his bridgehead over the River Orne, Normandy, France. ww2dbase [AC]
  • Amagi was commissioned into service. ww2dbase [Amagi | CPC]
  • Dwight Eisenhower inspected paratroopers of the US 101st Airborne Division at Hunkerford, Hungerford, England, United Kingdom. ww2dbase [Dwight Eisenhower | CPC]
  • USS Guitarro attacked a Japanese convoy off Luzon, Philippine Islands and sank tanker Shinei Maru; she expended eight torpedoes in this attack and claimed a total of five hits; Guitarro suffered superficial damage from the subsequent depth charging. ww2dbase [Guitarro | CPC]
  • Light carrier Ryuho was assigned to Carrier Division 4 of the 3rd Fleet. ww2dbase [Ryuho | CPC]
  • 45 P-51s in Italy during an Operation Frantic shuttle mission are dispatched with Fifteenth Air Force aircraft to escort a troop carrier evacuation mission. ww2dbase [Operation Frantic | P-51 Mustang | DS]
  • In Burma, US 5307th Composite Unit (Provisional) was reconstituted as the 475th Infantry Regiment, with Colonel William Osborne as its commanding officer. ww2dbase [William Osborne | CPC]
  • 29 B-29 Superfortress bombers of US 20th Bomb Squadron took off from Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China for Nagasaki, Japan. 24 of them would arrive over the Japanese city just before midnight. ww2dbase [Bombing of Tokyo and Other Cities | Chengdu, Sichuan | CPC]
Dutch East Indies France
  • The railwaymen of Paris, France went on strike, and hundreds of soldiers awaiting evacuation back to Germany found themselves marooned on station platforms. The acts of random sabotage quickly escalated and within two days, instead of carrying the Germans away from the perils of Paris, the strikers were actively cutting off the German retreat by pulling up rails, wrecking points and crippling locomotives. Even with replacement German drivers the trains were unable to run and all Parisian rail links to the outside world had been effectively destroyed. ww2dbase [Liberation of Paris | Paris | AC]
Guam Hawaii Italy
  • "Colleoni" Group of Divisione Decima (10th Division) of Italian Navy was sent to Canavese region of northwestern Italian to fight partisans. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Irako departed Imari Bay, Kyushu, Japan as a part of convoy HI-71. ww2dbase [Irako | Saga | CPC]
  • Unryu was assigned to 7th Base Air Force Air Attack Force under operational command of Japanese 3rd Air Fleet, although officially she remained with Carrier Division 1 of Japanese 3rd Fleet. ww2dbase [Unryu | Yokosuka, Kanagawa | CPC]
  • Captain Masanao Ofuji was named the commanding officer of Settsu. ww2dbase [Settsu | CPC]
  • Tanikaze was struck from the Japanese Navy list. ww2dbase [Tanikaze | CPC]
  • Submarine USS Bowfin attacked merchant ships at a dock on the west side of Minami Daito. Six torpedoes resulted in the destruction of three ships, the dock, a crane on the dock, and a motorbus on the dock being loaded with personnel. ww2dbase [Bowfin | Minami Daito, Okinawa | DS]
Photo(s) dated 10 Aug 1944
Map of Guam, Mariana Islands and American advances on the island between 21 Jul and 10 Aug 1944Canadian troops posing with a captured German flag, near Hautmesnil, France, 10 Aug 1944; note Sten gun and Lee-Enfield rifleBroadside view of destroyer USS Hoel in her Measure 21, Design 1D paint scheme as seen from the carrier USS Kwajalein, 10 Aug 1944 off Tarawa in the Gilbert Islands.Polish insurgent fighters with flame throwers on Sienna Street, Warsaw, Poland, Aug 1944
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Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
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