29 Apr 1944
  • USS Tunny departed Brisbane, Australia for her sixth war patrol. ww2dbase [Tunny | CPC]
  • USS Parche attacked a Japanese convoy south of Taiwan and damaged one transport with 1 of 4 torpedoes fired. ww2dbase [Parche | CPC]
  • The resupply convoy escorted by USS Nicholas split with one section taking supplies to Aitape, New Guinea while the remaining ships steamed on toward Hollandia, New Guinea. ww2dbase [Nicholas | DS]
Australia Burma
  • H Force of US 5307th Composite Unit (Provisional), under the command of Colonel Charles Hunter, departed toward the Kumon Mountain Range in Burma. Joseph Stilwell opted not to inform Louis Mountbatten regarding this offensive toward Myitkyina, Burma in fear of a possible failure that would make him appear incapable in front of the British. ww2dbase [Battle of Myitkyina | Joseph Stilwell | Charles Hunter | CPC]
Caroline Islands
  • USS Yorktown (Essex-class) launched a raid on Japanese forces in the Truk lagoon (Chuuk), Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Yorktown (Essex-class) | Truk | DS]
Germany India Japan
  • Light carrier Ryuho departed Kure, Japan for Iwakuni, Japan. ww2dbase [Ryuho | Kure, Hiroshima | CPC]
Mariana Islands
  • Tanikaze began escorting a convoy from Saipan, Mariana Islands to Tawi-Tawi, Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Tanikaze | Saipan | CPC]
Pacific Ocean
  • As part of US Navy Carrier Task Force 58, USS Portland screened carriers launching strikes against Truk in the Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Portland | Palau Islands and Ulithi Islands Campaigns | DS]
  • Submarine USS Bang sighted a Japanese convoy northwest of Luzon in South China Sea and sank cargo ship Takegawa Maru and tanker Nittatsu Maru while also damaging cargo ship Yashima Maru. Parche and Tinosa also attacked. Tinosa was officially credited with no ships sunk but recorded torpedo hits on three ships with one believed to be sunk. ww2dbase [Tinosa | Parche | Bang | South China Sea | DS]
United Kingdom
  • Australian Prime Minister John Curtin arrived in London, England, United Kingdom for the Imperial Conference. ww2dbase [John Curtin | London, England | TH]
  • In England, United Kingdom, Dwight Eisenhower cabled Washington DC, United States, telling Marshall that he was pondering the notion of firing George Patton because "he simply does not keep his mouth shut", referring to the 25 Apr 1944 incident in which Patton spoke of his vision of a post-war world that, after being mis-quoted by a reporter, created another public relations row for Eisenhower's headquarters. ww2dbase [Dwight Eisenhower | England | CPC]
United States
  • USS Barbero was commissioned into service with Lieutenant Commander Irvin S. Hartman in command. ww2dbase [Barbero | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 29 Apr 1944
Smoke rising from the Japanese naval base at Dublon Island, Truk Atoll, Caroline Islands, 29-30 Apr 1944Soldier maintaining the 29cm Petard spigot mortar on a Churchill AVRE of 79th Squad, 5th Assault Regt, Royal Engineers, UK 3rd Infantry Division, 29 Apr 1944; note 40-lb bomb on rightLieutenant Commander Edward C. Outlaw and pilots of his VF-32 squadron celebrating after completing a mission over Truk, Caroline Islands, 29 Apr 1944Aerial view of United States Coast Guard cutter Spencer in New York Navy Yard, New York, United States, 29 Apr 1944
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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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