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 [Yamato | 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 [Musashi | 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]
  • USS Wasp's aircraft attacked Japanese positions on Marcus and Wake Islands. ww2dbase [Wasp (Essex-class) | CPC]
  • Colonel Charles Hunter sent Joseph Stilwell the code phrase Cafeteria Lunch to note that the troops were ready to strike Myitkyina, Burma within the next 48 hours. ww2dbase [Battle of Myitkyina | Charles Hunter | CPC]
  • Heinrich Kreipe and his captors were picked up by a British ship at near Rodakino, Crete, Greece. ww2dbase [Heinrich Kreipe | Rodakino, Crete | CPC]
Hawaii Italy
  • French Moroccan colonial troops outflanked German defenses in the Liri River valley in Italy. ww2dbase [Battle of Monte Cassino | TH, CPC]
Marshall Islands
  • Submarine USS Growler departed Majuro Atoll, Marshall Islands on her ninth war patrol to take up patrol in the Marianas-Eastern Philippines-Luzon area. ww2dbase [Growler | Majuro | DS]
New Caledonia
  • Destroyers USS Nicholas, USS Radford, USS Hopewell, USS O'Bannon, USS Fletcher, and USS LaVallette arrived at Nouméa, New Caledonia. ww2dbase [Nicholas | Nouméa | DS]
  • Steam tug Anton collided with U-1234 off Gdynia, Poland at 2300 hours, sinking the submarine. 13 were killed. ww2dbase [U-1234 | Gdynia, Pomorskie | CPC]
United States
  • After loading 47 F4U Corsair fighters and personnel from two Marine Corps Fighting Squadrons, carrier USS Steamer Bat departed San Diego, California bound for Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides. ww2dbase [Steamer Bay | San Diego, California | DS]
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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