7 Jul 1944
  • USS Mingo attacked a Japanese convoy off Luzon, Philippine Islands during the night, sinking destroyer Tamanami by hitting her with 3 of 8 torpedoes fired. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Becuna detected a hostile submarine in the Atlantic Ocean and fired four torpedoes at the target; all torpedoes missed and contact with the enemy submarine was lost. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • American attacks near Carentan, France were held off by German counterattacks. In support of ground troops and to prepare for a new offensive to be launched on the next day, RAF bombers dropped 2,300 tons of explosives on the Germans in and around Caen, France. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
  • Miklós Horthy suspended the deportation of Hungarian Jews to concentration camps. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Raoul Wallenberg departed for Berlin, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • John Basilone and Lena Mae Riggi completed the application for a marriage certificate. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Ivan Bagramyan was made a Hero of the Soviet Union for the first time. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Austria
  • Adolf Hitler attended an inspection of newly designed uniforms at Schloss Klessheim at Wals-Siezenheim, Austria. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Germany
  • A large raid to attack targets in the Leipzig, Germany area by the US 8th Air Force with 1,129 B-17 Flying Fortress and B-24 Liberator bombers and more than 700 escorts was met by a Gefechtsverband, led by Major Walther Dahl. Among the total of about ninety Luftwaffe fighters committed was the newly raised IV (Sturm)/JG3, an elite unit of volunteer pilots flying Fw 190A-8 aircraft armed with 30mm cannon, firing high explosive shells, and with additional armour protection to enable them to get within close range of their target. The Fw 190 fighters would attack the rear of the bomber bomber stream while two Bf 109 Gruppen kept the American fighters at bay. The tactic proved successful with eleven B-24 bombers of the low squadron destroyed within a minute and, by the end of the day, the 2nd Air Division had suffered 28 Liberators lost at a cost of nine IV/JG3 fighters shot down and three damaged. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
India
  • Lieutenant General Kotoku Sato was relieved for the defeat at Kohima, India. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Pacific Ocean
  • USS Sunfish sank 13 Japanese sampans and a small patrol vessel with her deck gun in the Kurile Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Poland
  • Six trains carrying 14,846 Hungarian Jews (3,077 from Sopron, 2,793 from Pápa, 1,072 from Paks, 3,549 from Monor, 3,151 from Óbuda, and 2,204 from Sárvár) acrossed into occupied Poland, destined for the Auschwitz Concentration Camp. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • Southampton, England, United Kingdom was attacked by a V-1 flying bomb air-launched from a Heinkel He.111 aircraft but causing little damage. ww2dbase [Main Article | Event | AC]
United States
  • USS Wisconsin departed Norfolk, Virginia, United States for Trinidad in the British West Indies. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Franklin Roosevelt had dinner with Lucy Mercer Rutherfurd, Ana Roosevelt Boettiger, and John Boettiger in Washington DC, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 7 Jul 1944
View of the market at the Place du Chateau, Cherbourg, 7 Jul 1944An oil dump exploding at Garapan, Saipan, Mariana Islands, 7 Jul 1944Major General Hugh J. Gaffey and Lieutenant General Patton, Néhou, Basse-Normandie, France, 7 Jul 1944General Bernard Montgomery pins the British Military Medal on the uniform on T/Sgt Philip Streczyk of the US First Division for extraordinary gallantry on Omaha Beach, Normandy, France, on D-Day.  Award presented Jul 7 1944.
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Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis

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