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]
Australian New Guinea
  • Destroyers USS Nicholas, USS Hopewell, USS O'Bannon, and USS Taylor conducted a shore bombardment of the plantation area near Madina, New Ireland that lasted 8 hours with minimal return fire. ww2dbase [Nicholas | Madina, New Ireland | DS]
Baltic Sea French Morocco
  • Escort carrier USS Bogue and her task group arrived at Casablanca, French Morocco. ww2dbase [Bogue | Casablanca | DS]
  • U-23 sank Soviet motor tug Smelyj with one of two torpedoes fired just off the Georgian coast at 1256 hours, killing eleven. Soviet ships responded with a two-hour depth charge attack, but U-23 was able to escape. ww2dbase [CPC]
Hawaii Italy
  • US 1st Armored Division engaged German defensive positions of the Caesar C Line south of Rome, Italy. ww2dbase [Battle of Anzio | CPC]
Japan Mariana Islands
  • Gato-class submarine USS Silversides torpedoed Japanese transports Hōraisan Maru and Shōken Maru 40 miles west of Anatahan, Mariana Islands. Both ships exploded and burned with tremendously bright flames and lit up the night as if it were day. ww2dbase [Silversides | Anatahan | DS]
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]
United States 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
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