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29 Dec 1944
  • USS Mingo arrived at Fremantle, Australia, ending her sixth war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • U-869 received the order to head to American waters southeast of New York City, New York, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The Golden Oak Leaves, Swords, and Diamonds to the Knights Cross of the Iron Cross award was established in Germany. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Following the death of Sir John Dill, General Sir Henry Maitland Wilson was promoted Field Marshal, relieved as Supreme Commander in the Mediterranean, and appointed to Chief of the British Joint Staff Mission in Washington, United States. ww2dbase [AC]
  • USS Gabilan departed Fremantle, Australia for her fourth war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Australian New Guinea
  • USS Marcus Island departed the Admiralty Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Indian troops advanced to make contact with Axis troops that had recently attacked in Toscana, Italy but seemed to have fallen back. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Destroyer Yukikaze departed Moji, Japan to escort a troop convoy to Taiwan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Chechen rebel leader Khasan Israilov was betrayed by his own men and was killed. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • German V-2 rocket hit a house on Croham Valley Road, Croydon, London, England, United Kingdom, killing all occupants. ww2dbase [Main Article | Event | CPC]
  • USAAF 453rd Bomber Group based at Old Buckenham Airfield (US Station 144) in Norfolk, England, United Kingdom was tasked with destroying the Ludendorff Bridge at Remagen, Germany, but poor weather caused the mission to be a failure. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | AC]

29 Dec 1944 Interactive Map

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis

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"With Germany arming at breakneck speed, England lost in a pacifist dream, France corrupt and torn by dissension, America remote and indifferent... do you not tremble for your children?"

Winston Churchill, 1935