6 Aug 1944
  • USS Croaker fired 7 torpedoes at a Japanese freighter, all of which missed. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • In France, US 4th Armored Division advanced to Lorient and US 6th Armored Division advanced toward Brest. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
  • The refinery city of Drohobyez, Poland was captured by the Red Army. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
  • US XX Corps reached Laval, France. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
France
  • Matt Urban was made the commanding officer of 2nd Battalion of US 60th Regiment while in France. ww2dbase [Main Article | JR]
Hawaii
  • Barbers Point Naval Air Station: Twelve ready-service magazines turned over to station. ww2dbase [Main Article | DS]
Japan
  • Unryu was commissioned into service at Yokosuka, Japan with Captain Konishi Kaname in command. She was assigned to Carrier Division 1 of Japanese 3rd Fleet. ww2dbase [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
Pacific Ocean
  • USS Pintado sank Japanese cargo ship Shonan Maru and damaged another in the East China Sea; six torpedoes were expended and four of them made contact (two on each target). ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Poland
  • Lodz, the last Jewish ghetto in Poland, was liquidated; its 60,000 residences were sent to Auschwitz Concentration Camp. 27,000 prisoners of various concentration camps east of the Vistula River in Poland were transferred to camps to the west. The evacuation of Kaiserwald Concentration Camp outside of Riga, Latvia began. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 6 Aug 1944
B-24J Liberator of the 856th Bomb Squadron over the target of the Rhenania-Ossag oil refinery near Hamburg, Germany, Aug 6 1944.

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

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