7 May 1944

Germany Hawaii India
  • During the day, Anglo-Indian troops attacked Jail Hill near Kohima, India, which was repelled by Japanese troops and suffered heavy losses. To the south, the British offensive from Imphal, India into Burma was called off after lack of success. After sundown, Japanese troops attacked Tengnoupal, India and overran some Allied defensive positions. ww2dbase [Battle of Imphal-Kohima | CPC]
Pacific Ocean
  • USS Permit began lifeguard duty in the Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Permit | CPC]
United States
  • Franklin Roosevelt arrived in Washington DC, United States. ww2dbase [Franklin Roosevelt | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 7 May 1944
Normandy beach defenses, France, 7 May 1944

7 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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