3 Apr 1944
  • Operation Tungsten: 41 British Barracuda dive bombers attacked German battleship Tirpitz, scoring 15 hits. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Light carrier Ryuho departed Saipan, Mariana Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
Arctic Ocean
  • Aircraft from HMS Activity and HMS Tracker sank German submarine U-288 in the Barents Sea. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Australia
  • USS Cero departed Brisbane, Australia for her fourth war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Dutch East Indies Germany
  • The keel of U-2501 was laid down at the Blohm und Voss shipyard in Hamburg, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
Hawaii
  • USS Franklin arrived at Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
India
  • USS Wake Island departed Karachi, India. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • General Montagu Stopford ordered Major General R. P. L. Ranking to move the Indian 161st Brigade from Kohima to Dimapur in India. Ranking believed this was a bad move as Kohima would be a Japanese target, and appealed to William Slim; Slim sided with Stopford. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Pacific Ocean
  • USS Pollack damaged passenger-cargo ship Tosei Maru in the Nanpo Islands area, Japan, hitting her with two of four torpedoes. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United States
  • Evelyn Sharp passed away near Middleton, Pennsylvania, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Condemning the oppression of the Stalin regime, Viktor Kravchenko, a member of the Soviet Lend-Lease Purchasing Commission, announced his defection to the New York Times. ww2dbase [AC]

3 Apr 1944 Interactive Map

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




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"No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. You win the war by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country!"

George Patton, 31 May 1944