12 Jul 1944
  • USS Snook fired four torpedoes at two Japanese freighters; one hit, causing damage but not sinking the target. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • US VII Corps made limited progress toward Saint-Lô, France. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
  • US Brigadier General Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. passed away from a heart attack in Normandy, France. ww2dbase [AC]
Finland
  • Soviet Union began probing Finland for possible peace terms after the Finns successfully repulsed Soviet offensives at the Tali-Ihantala region in Finland. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
France
  • Omar Bradley, his staff, and his generals met and created a preliminary plan for what was to become the Operation Cobra offensive in France. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
US Pacific Islands Photo(s) dated 12 Jul 1944
US Marine with flamethrower attacking a Japanese position, northern Saipan, Mariana Islands, 12 Jul 1944; note the scorched building on leftJapanese-American soldiers of the 100th Infantry Battalion of US 442nd Regimental Combat Team in a captured German Schwimmwagen vehicle in the Castellina Sector, near Livorno, Italy, 12 Jul 1944Japanese-American soldiers of 552nd Field Artillery Battalion of US 442nd Regimental Combat Team firing a 105-mm howitzer, Castellina Sector, Livorno, Italy, 12 Jul 1944Japanese-American soldiers of US 442nd Regimental Combat Team firing a 105-mm howitzer, Castellina Sector, Livorno, Italy, 12 Jul 1944
See all photos dated 12 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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