14 May 1944
  • Yamato arrived at Tawi-Tawi, where she would remain for gunnery drills at range of nearly 22 miles with sister ship Musashi through Jun 1944. ww2dbase [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
  • Musashi arrived at Tawi Tawi, where she would remain for gunnery drills at range of nearly 22 miles with sister ship Yamato through Jun 1944. ww2dbase [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
  • USS Wasp's aircraft attacked Japanese positions on Marcus and Wake Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Luftwaffe Leutnant August Lambert was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross medal for 90 kills. Of the nearly 250 Soviet aircraft shot down by II/SG2 during the Gruppe's six-month defence of the Crimea region in Ukraine, more than a third had fallen to Lambert's guns. ww2dbase [AC]
  • 1st Anti-Fascist Partisan Brigade commanding officer Lieutenant Colonel Vladimir Gil, who was also known as I. G. Rodionov, was killed in action. ww2dbase [CPC]
Greece
  • Heinrich Kreipe and his captors were picked up by a British ship at near Rodakino, Crete, Greece. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Hawaii
  • Barbers Point Naval Air Station: Grading for the foundation began on the engine overhaul facility. ww2dbase [Main Article | DS]
Italy
  • French Moroccan colonial troops outflanked German defenses in the Liri River valley in Italy. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH, CPC]
Photo(s) dated 14 May 1944
B-24 Liberator of the 705th Bomb Squadron over Orly Airfield, Paris, May 14 1944.USS Nevada and USS Texas in Belfast Lough, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, 14 May 1944

14 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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