6 Jul 1944
  • Captain Yujiro Takarada was named the commanding officer of light carrier Hosho. ww2dbase [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
  • USS Franklin arrived in the Mariana Islands area; she was to remain through 22 Jul 1944 to launch strikes against Japanese position on Rota and Guam islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Tang sank the 39,100-ton Japanese transport Dori Maru off Dalian, China at about 0300 hours with two torpedoes. With this sinking, she obtained the record of the greatest total tonnage sunk by an American submarine during one war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Soviet troops captured Kovel, Ukraine. ww2dbase [TH]
  • Chaim Weizmann, the future Israeli president, messaged British Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden, requesting the rail lines leading to Auschwitz Concentration Camp in Poland to be bombed. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
France
  • Colonel (temporary Lieutenant General) George Patton, Jr. secretly flew into the Cotentin Peninsula in France. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
  • Wing Commamner Leonard Cheshire led a "Tallboy" attack on the V-3 gun structure at Mimoyecque. After this mission, the last of his fourth tour, he was ordered to rest (he never flew operations again) and two months later he was awarded the Victoria Cross. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
Germany
  • Baron Hiroshi Oshima, the Japanese ambassador to Berlin, unaware that his reports were being read by the cryptanalysts in Bletchley Park in Britain, told Tokyo that the German high command was still awaiting for George Patton's army group to land in the Pas de Calais, France. A month after D-Day the "Fortitude" deception plan was still misleading the German generals. ww2dbase [Main Article | Event | AC]
Hawaii
  • Barbers Point Naval Air Station: Sixteen men of WIMU (special ordinance project) arrived on board. Part of Air Group 22 arrived. ww2dbase [Main Article | DS]
Italy
  • British Eighth Army captured Osimo, Italy. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
Mariana Islands
  • USS Yorktown (Essex-class) launched strikes in the Mariana Islands and continued them for the next 17 days. ww2dbase [Main Article | Event | DS]
  • Chuichi Nagumo committed suicide for his failure to hold Saipan, Mariana Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Yoshitsugu Saito announced that he would fight to the death alongside his troops on Saipan, Mariana Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Pacific Ocean
  • USS Sunfish sank Soviet merchant ship Ob in the Kurile Islands, hitting her with 1 of 3 torpedoes fired. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Poland
  • Prisoners Edward Galinski and Mala Zimetbaum, escaped from Auschwitz Concentration Camp in occupied Poland in Jun 1944, were re-captured. They would later be executed for this attempt. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United States
  • Franklin Roosevelt met with Charles de Gaulle in Washington DC, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 6 Jul 1944
US Marines marching through Garapan, Saipan, Mariana Islands, 6 Jul 1944USAAF Lieutenant Everett A. Thies and his crew chief Technical Sergeant Daniel Nobel posing by their F-5C Lightning reconnaissance aircraft F-5C Lightning reconnaissance aircraft US Secretary of War Henry L. Stimson greeting a Japanese-American US Army captain of 442nd Regimental Combat Team, Route 68, north of Cecina, Italy, 6 Jul 1944
See all photos dated 6 Jul 1944

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

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