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7 Dec 1944
  • Unryu was assigned to emergency reinforcement duty for Luzon, Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
  • US 83rd Infantry Division became part of US VII Corps. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Dwight Eisenhower, Bernard Montgomery, Omar Bradley, Arthur Tedder, and other Allied military leaders convened to discuss strategy. Eisenhower transferred US 9th Army to Montgomery's army group, but rejected Montgomery's notion that the southern army groups should be halted in order to make Montgomery's army group the sole attacking force. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Kamikaze began a period of refitting at Ominato, Aomori Prefecture, Japan. ww2dbase [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
  • An earthquake lasting five minutes struck Nagoya region, Japan, killing 1,000 people and causing damage to many factories. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Allied convoy JW-62 arrived at the Kola Inlet near Murmansk, Russia. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • German V-2 rocket hit Canley Road in Hackney, London, England, United Kingdom. ww2dbase [Main Article | Event | CPC]
United States
  • USS Brill departed New London, Connecticut, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 7 Dec 1944
A Mahan-class destroyer, possibly Drayton or Lamson, bombarding the objective area during landings on the shores of Ormoc Bay, Leyte, Philippine Islands, 7 Dec 1944APD Ward burning in Ormoc Bay, Leyte, Philippine Islands, after being struck by special attack aircraft, 7 Dec 1944; the firefighting ship was destroyer OOmar Bradley, Arthur Tedder, Dwight Eisenhower, and Bernard Montgomery at Maastricht, Netherlands, 7 Dec 1944USS Ward on fire and sinking after being struck by a Japanese special attack aircraft in Ormoc Bay, Philippines, 7 Dec 1944, three years to the day after she fired the first US shot of the Pacific War.
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Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
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