7 Apr 1944
  • The Icelandic airline Lofteide HF, founded in the previous month, inaugurated its initial flight service. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • USS Tunny arrived at Milne Bay, New Guinea. ww2dbase [Tunny | CPC]
France Hawaii Italy
  • No. 112 Squadron RAF, flying Kittyhawk fighters, shot down a German aircraft over Rieti Airfield in Italy; this would be the final Kittyhawk victory in the Mediterranean theater of WW2. ww2dbase [P-40 Warhawk | CPC]
Japan
  • Destroyer Yukikaze arrived at Kure, Japan. ww2dbase [Yukikaze | CPC]
Poland Russia
  • Allied convoy RA-58 departed the Kola Inlet near Murmansk, Russia. ww2dbase [Arctic Convoys | CPC]
  • Nikolai Melnikov, the deputy of Soviet NKVD Directorate for Prisoners of War and Interned Persons (UPVI), committed suicide. He was replaced by Amayak Kobulov. ww2dbase [CPC]
United Kingdom
  • Bernard Montgomery briefed his generals regarding the invasion of France, predicting the city of Caen would be captured on the first day of the invasion. ww2dbase [Bernard Montgomery | CPC]
  • During a dinner with Dwight Eisenhower and other Allied generals in England, United Kingdom, George Patton suggested that divisions used for Operation Overlord should be made over-strength. ww2dbase [George Patton | CPC]

7 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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Lt. Gen. Lewis B. "Chesty" Puller, at Guadalcanal