1 Jun 1944
  • USS Cod arrived at Fremantle, Australia, ending her third war patrol. ww2dbase [Cod | CPC]
  • The US submarine Herring was reported lost in the Kurile Islands, presumed sunk by Japanese shore batteries on Matua Island, whilst on patrol near Matsuwa Island. ww2dbase [Herring | AC]
  • USS Pintado fired six torpedoes at a Japanese convoy in the Philippine Sea, scoring several hits, sinking Toho Maru and damaging another. ww2dbase [Pintado | CPC]
  • In his diary, William Slim privately complained of Louis Mountbatten's lack of vision and Henry Pownall's laziness. ww2dbase [William Slim | CPC]
  • US Brigadier General Haydon L. Boatner was appointed to command the Myitkyina Task Force in Burma. ww2dbase [AC]
  • USS Permit completed lifeguard duty in the Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Permit | CPC]
Italy Japan
  • The keel of landing ship No. 137 was laid down by Kawanami Kogyo. ww2dbase [No. 101/103-class | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • In a Daily Telegraph crossword puzzle the solution to 15 Down was "Neptune", the codename for the D-Day naval assault. ww2dbase [Normandy Campaign, Phase 1 | AC]
United States Photo(s) dated 1 Jun 1944
US Army Rangers awaited the invasion signal in a landing craft in an English port, circa early Jun 1944, photo 1 of 2; note the bazooka and the M1 Garand riflesUS Army Rangers awaited the invasion signal in a landing craft in an English port, circa early Jun 1944, photo 2 of 2; note the bazooka and the M1 Garand riflesA Soviet soldier being awarded the Defense of Leningrad medal, 1 Jun 1944P-47D Thunderbolts of the 318th Fighter Group are loaded onto Escort Carrier USS Natoma Bay, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, June 1, 1944. The Fighter Group was on its way to Saipan, Marianas. Note USS Manila Bay with the rest of the Fighter Group’s Thunderbolts.
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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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