29 May 1944
  • Taking advantage of their range, US bombers began hitting Marienburg and Posen in eastern Germany. ww2dbase [Bombing of Hamburg, Dresden, and Other Cities | TH]
  • The escort carrier USS Block Island was torpedoed by a German U-boat while on anti-submarine patrol near the Azores. This was the first and only US Navy Aircraft Carrier to be lost in the Atlantic Ocean. ww2dbase [AC]
  • The Anglo-Indian attack on Ninthoukgong, India was halted after capturing the northern half of the town. ww2dbase [Battle of Imphal-Kohima | CPC]
  • Barbers Point Naval Air Station: Part of Air Group 28 arrived on board. Part of CASU-48, CASU-49, arrived on board. ww2dbase [Barbers Point Naval Air Station | DS]
  • USS Yorktown (Essex-class) departed Pearl Harbor, Hawaii for the Central Pacific. ww2dbase [Yorktown (Essex-class) | DS]
  • US 1st Armored Division engaged German defensive positions of the Caesar C Line south of Rome, Italy. ww2dbase [Battle of Anzio | CPC]
  • Destroyer Yuzuki arrived at Sasebo, Japan for refitting. ww2dbase [Sasebo Naval Arsenal | Yuzuki | CPC]
  • Nachi refueled from oiler Teiyo Maru in Kawauchi Bay, Aomori Prefecture, Japan. ww2dbase [Nachi | CPC]
Pacific Ocean
  • USS Whale released destroyer USS Cassin from escort duty off Majuro, Marshall Islands. ww2dbase [Whale | CPC]
  • USS Permit damaged a Japanese transport between Caroline Islands and Mariana Islands, hitting her with 1 of 8 torpedoes fired. ww2dbase [Permit | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 29 May 1944
US Army Pfc. Edward J. Foley of the 143rd Infantry Regiment of the 36th Division cleaning his Springfield M1903A4 sniper rifle, near Valletri, Italy, 29 May 1944USS Yorktown (Essex-class) in the channel leaving Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, 29 May 1944.USS Yorktown (Essex-class) in the channel leaving Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, 29 May 1944.USS Yorktown (Essex-class) in the channel leaving Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, 29 May 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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