2 May 1944
  • 54-year-old Leonard Dawe, a teacher, compiled a cross-puzzle which was published in the Daily Telegraph on this date. He was put under MI5 investigation as the crossword puzzle contained the code names of the American landing beaches in Normandy, France. ww2dbase [Normandy Campaign, Phase 1 | CPC]
Hawaii Japan
  • Nachi refueled from oiler Teiyo Maru at Ominato Guard District, Mutsu, Aomori Prefecture, Japan. ww2dbase [Nachi | Mutsu, Aomori | CPC]
Pacific Ocean
  • USS Whale made rendezvous with destroyer escort USS Fair. ww2dbase [Whale | CPC]
Poland Singapore
  • Kamoi was tied to quay No. 13 at Singapore. ww2dbase [Kamoi | Singapore | CPC]
United States
  • Floating drydock USS ABSD-2 departed California, United States in 10 separate sections. ww2dbase [ABSD-2 | California | CPC]

2 May 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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"Among the men who fought on Iwo Jima, uncommon valor was a common virtue."

Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, 16 Mar 1945