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29 Aug 1944
  • Operation Goodwood IV: British carrier aircraft (26 Barracuda dive bombers, 2 Corsair fighters, 3 Hellcat fighters, 25 other fighters) from HMS Formidable and Indefatigable attacked German battleship Tirpitz, scoring several near misses. ww2dbase [Tirpitz | CPC]
  • USS Cassin Young screened carriers of Task Group 38.3 as their aircraft struck Palau and Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Cassin Young | CPC]
  • In northern France, British forces attacked Amiens, US forces captured Soissons, and Canadian troops captured Rouen. ww2dbase [TH]
  • French troops captured Mont√©limar in southern France. ww2dbase [Invasion of Southern France | TH]
  • Slovakians began rising up against Dr. Jozef Tiso's pro-German government. ww2dbase [TH]
  • 11 B-17 Flying Fortress bombers and 34 B-24 Liberator bombers attacked Helgoland, Germany, escorted by 169 P-38 Lightning and P-51 Mustang fighters; 3 Liberator bombers were damaged. ww2dbase [Bombing of Hamburg, Dresden, and Other Cities | CPC]
  • 13 Ki-84 fighters of Japanese 22nd Sentai and 16 Ki-43 fighters of Japanese 25th Sentai intercepted a formation of B-24 bombers escorted by P-40 and P-51 fighters of the US 14th Air Force near Yueyang, Hunan, China; 5 American fighters and 2 Japanese fighters were shot down in the engagement. ww2dbase [Yueyang, Hunan | CPC]
  • 13 P-40 fighters of the 3rd Fighter Group of the Chinese-American Composite Wing attacked Japanese shipping and dock facilities at Shayang, Hubei, China; in the return flight, 21 Japanese fighters intercepted the formation near Jiayu, Hubei, China; 1 Chinese fighter and 7 Japanese fighters were shot down in the engagement. One of the Chinese victories was scored by Tan Kun, flying a P-40N fighter, shooting down one Ki-43 or Ki-84 aircraft. ww2dbase [Tan Kun | Shayang, Hubei | CPC]
  • Eight B-25 bombers of US 14th Air Force attacked Tianhe Airfield in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China. ww2dbase [Tianhe Airfield | Guangzhou, Guangdong | CPC]
  • Slovakian Defense Minister Ferdinand Catlos announced over the radio that German troops had occupied the country. ww2dbase [Ferdinand Catlos | CPC]
  • Slovakian resistance leader J√°n Golian ordered the launch of the planned general uprising. ww2dbase [Slovak National Uprising | CPC]
Dutch East Indies India
  • Major General Curtis E. LeMay arrived in India as the newly appointed commander of the US Twentieth Air Force. ww2dbase [Curtis LeMay | AC]
  • Allied forces entered the Foglia Valley on the eastern end of the German Gothic Line in Italy. ww2dbase [Gothic Line Offensive | Marche | CPC]
Marshall Islands Poland Romania Singapore
  • Kamoi departed Singapore for a trial run. ww2dbase [Kamoi | Singapore | CPC]
  • Irako arrived at Takao (now Kaohsiung), Taiwan; later on the same day she moved to a mooring in the Zuoying District of Takao. ww2dbase [Irako | Takao | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • One of the last V-1 flying bombs to fall on south-east London, England, United Kingdom glided down in a shallow dive at 1440 hours, its wing collided with the steeple of Eltham's Parish Church; the subsequent blast killed 2 and injured 50 more. 200 houses were badly damaged by blast in the town of Lydd, a village on the Romney marshes in Kent in southern England. Flight Lieutenant D. F. Ruchwaldy, 129 Squadron RAF shot down 4 V-1 flying bombs as he crossed the English Channel; the first over Dungeness and two more in mid-Channel. As he approached the French coast he sighted a fourth and gave chase and opened fire, he then came under friendly fire from a Royal Navy vessel; the bomb blew up and he flew through the blast. Upon landing he claimed the last bomb, saying that the Navy's shooting was not up to much and the could not possibly have hit the thing. ww2dbase [V-Weapons Campaign | Vergeltungswaffe 1 | London, England | HM]
United States
  • USS Wake Island departed Norfolk, Virginia, United States for Quonset Point, Rhode Island, United States. ww2dbase [Wake Island | Norfolk, Virginia | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 29 Aug 1944
Men of Company I, 23rd Infantry Regiment, US Army 2nd Infantry Division advancing near Brest, France, 29 Aug 1944Troops of US 28th Division parading down the Champs Elysees, Paris, France, 29 Aug 1944, Photo 1 of 2.M8 Greyhound armored car of US Army 102nd Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron passing under the Arc de Triomphe, Paris, France, 29 Aug 1944A French mob shaved the head of a French girl as punishment for having personal relations with a German soldier, Montélimar, France, 29 Aug 1944
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Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
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