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13 Aug 1944
  • The Soviet minesweeper T.114 (formerly the USS Alchemy) was sunk by the German submarine U-365 in the Kara Sea in the Arctic Circle. ww2dbase [AC]
  • At the end of the day, USS Ray began pursuing a small Japanese convoy off Borneo, Dutch East Indies, firing 4 torpedoes, all of which missed. ww2dbase [Ray | CPC]
  • USS Permit arrived at Brisbane, Australia, ending her thirteenth war patrol. ww2dbase [Permit | CPC]
France Hawaii
  • Barbers Point Naval Air Station: Part of Night Fighting Squadron 79 (VF(N)-79) departed. ww2dbase [Barbers Point Naval Air Station | DS]
  • USS Bergall arrived at Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii. ww2dbase [Bergall | CPC]
  • Light carrier Ryuho departed Kure, Japan and arrived at Hashirajima, Japan. ww2dbase [Ryuho | CPC]
Marshall Islands
  • USS Cassin Young arrived at Eniwetok, Marshall Islands. ww2dbase [Cassin Young | CPC]
  • The US submarine Flier struck a naval mine and sank in the Balacbac Strait just off the southern tip of Palawan in the Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Flier | AC, CPC]
United Kingdom
  • There were 19 V-1 flying bombs launched against Britain by Heinkel aircraft from III/KG3 during the night, only half of the number launched by air the previous evening. The Gruppe were having to evacuate their base at Rozi?res, Picardy, France, as the Allied advance was approaching the area, they would fly to Venlo in the Netherlands but would not launch any further bombs for a week. Squadron 274 lost a pilot, Flight Sergeant Royston Ryman flew into a hilltop at Elham, Kent, whilst conducting an anti-Diver patrol. A further seventeen V-1 flying bombs were shot down by anti-aircraft fire, one of which fell and exploded near to Lydden Spout coastal battery at Dover, Kent where a serviceman was badly wounded and four others slightly injured. ww2dbase [V-Weapons Campaign | Vergeltungswaffe 1 | HM]
Photo(s) dated 13 Aug 1944
LST-286 en route for Operation Dragoon, Aug 1944Church services for men of the US 3rd Division on the forecastle of LST-4, en route to the Southern France landings, 13 Aug 1944Soldiers and sailors singing hymns during religious services on board LST-4 en route to Southern France, 13 Aug 1944Map depicting the Allied breakout in Normandy, France, 1-13 Aug 1944
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Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
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