24 Apr 1944
  • Japanese hospital ship Hikawa Maru arrived at Saipan. ww2dbase [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
  • British bombers attacked München, Germany. During this attack, the Spinosaurus fossil specimen BSP 1912 VIII 19 was destroyed at the Paläontologische Staatssammlung München (Bavarian State Collection of Paleontology). ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Allied bombers conducted a raid on Belgrade, Yugoslavia. ww2dbase [CPC]
Dutch East Indies
  • After two days of heavy fighting Douglas MacArthur's forces subdued Hollandia and Aitape in Dutch New Guinea, cutting off 50,000 Japanese troops of the Pacific-based 18th Army. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
Hawaii
  • Barbers Point Naval Air Station: Part of ARGUS-15 departed. ww2dbase [Main Article | DS]
Pacific Ocean
  • USS Haddock fired 4 torpedoes at a convoy 100 miles east of Okinawa, Japan, sinking auxiliary minesweeper Noshiro Maru No. 2 with 1 hit. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • American forces conducted marshalling and embarkation drills at Slapton, Devonshire, England, United Kingdom. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 24 Apr 1944
Quarter bow view of a Landing Craft Flak (LCF) during invasion rehearsal off the Isle of Wight, Southern England, United Kingdom, 28 Apr 1944Portrait of Air Chief Marshal Harris of RAF Bomber Command, taken at his HQ at High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom, 24 Apr 1944

24 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