2 May 1944
  • 54-year-old Leonard Dawe, a teacher, compiled a cross-puzzle which was published in the Daily Telegraph on this date. He was put under MI5 investigation as the crossword puzzle contained the code names of the American landing beaches in Normandy, France. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Hawaii
  • Barbers Point Naval Air Station: First mention made of Night Combat Training Unit. ww2dbase [Main Article | DS]
Japan Pacific Ocean
  • USS Whale made rendezvous with destroyer escort USS Fair. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Poland
  • Two transports arrived at the Auschwitz Concentration Camp with 1,800 Jews from Budapest, Hungary and 2,000 from Topolya, Yugoslavia. 1,102 were registered into the camp, and the remaining 2,698 were sent to the gas chambers. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
United States
  • Floating drydock USS ABSD-2 departed California, United States in 10 separate sections. 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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