7 Apr 1944
  • USS Tunny arrived at Milne Bay, New Guinea. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The Icelandic airline Lofteide HF, founded in the previous month, inaugurated its initial flight service. ww2dbase [CPC]
France
  • 44 Jewish children and their 7 adult caretakers, arrested in a children's home in Izieu, France on the previous day, arrived at Drancy concentration camp. They all would later be deported to Auschwitz in Poland for their execution by gassing. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
Hawaii
  • Barbers Point Naval Air Station: Five officers and 91 men of D-2, Unit 2, departed. ww2dbase [Main Article | DS]
Italy
  • No. 112 Squadron RAF, flying Kittyhawk fighters, shot down a German aircraft over Rieti Airfield in Italy; this would be the final Kittyhawk victory in the Mediterranean theater of WW2. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Japan
  • Destroyer Yukikaze arrived at Kure, Japan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Poland
  • Rudolf Vrba and Alfred Wetzler escaped from Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp in occupied Poland; they would cross the border to Slovakia three days later. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
Russia
  • Allied convoy RA-58 departed the Kola Inlet near Murmansk, Russia. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Nikolai Melnikov, the deputy of Soviet NKVD Directorate for Prisoners of War and Interned Persons (UPVI), committed suicide. He was replaced by Amayak Kobulov. ww2dbase [CPC]
United Kingdom
  • Bernard Montgomery briefed his generals regarding the invasion of France, predicting the city of Caen would be captured on the first day of the invasion. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • During a dinner with Dwight Eisenhower and other Allied generals in England, United Kingdom, George Patton suggested that divisions used for Operation Overlord should be made over-strength. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]

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

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