7 Jun 1944
  • U-23 completed her fifteenth war patrol. ww2dbase [U-23 | CPC]
  • British Air Vice Marshal W. Elliot took over command of the new Balkan Air Force tasked with providing air support to Tito's partisans in Yugoslavia. ww2dbase [AC]
  • British troops captured Bayeux, France. ww2dbase [Normandy Campaign, Phase 1 | Bayeux, Basse-Normandie | TH]
  • On the morning after the D-day landings, police raid a brothel that French prostitutes had established in a wrecked landing craft. ww2dbase [AC]
  • British Flying Officers McIntosh and Shepherd, the rear-gunner and mid-upper gunner respectively in Wing Commander John Grey's Lancaster bomber, combined to shoot down three German night-fighters during the course of a mission to Normandy, France. They would both be awarded the Distinguished Flying Crosses for this almost unique achievement. McIntosh would survive the war with eight confirmed and one probable kills to his credit. ww2dbase [Basse-Normandie | AC]
Hawaii India Italy Japan Mariana Islands
  • Submarine USS Tinosa departed Majuro on her seventh war patrol. ww2dbase [Tinosa | Majuro | DS]
Pacific Ocean
  • USS Harder was detected by a Japanese aircraft in the Celebes Sea, which called in destroyer Hayanami to attack. Harder fired three torpedoes at Hayanami, two of which hit, sinking her. ww2dbase [Harder | Celebes Sea | CPC]
  • USS Whale attacked a Japanese convoy in the Pacific Ocean, damaging two transports, hitting them with 3 of 6 torpedoes fired. ww2dbase [Whale | CPC]
  • The administration of the crematoriums in Auschwitz II-Birkenau concentration camp ordered four sieves from the manufacturing firm Deutsche Ausr├╝stungswerke (DAW) to sift through human ashes. The sieves were to be equipped with an iron frame and the openings of the sieve screens were to be 10 millimeters in size. ww2dbase [Discovery of Concentration Camps and the Holocaust | Auschwitz Concentration Camp | Oswiecim | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • HMS Rodney collided with LCT 427 off Portsmouth, England, slicing the LCT in half and killing all 13 British Royal Navy personnel aboard the LCT. ww2dbase [Rodney | Portsmouth, England | CPC, DS]
  • Henry Arnold arrived in London, England, United Kingdom. ww2dbase [Henry Arnold | London, England | CPC]
United States Photo(s) dated 7 Jun 1944
Vehicles of 4th County of London Yeomanry, UK 7th Armored Division moving inland from Gold Beach, Normandy, France, 7 Jun 1944; note Cromwell tank leading the columnHMS Rodney firing on German positions along the Normandie coast off Caen, France, 7 Jun 1944; photo taken from frigate HMS HolmesLance Corporal A. Burton and Lance Corporal L. Barnett of British 6th Airborne Division at a road junction near Ranville, France, 7 Jun 1944; note Horsa glider in backgroundA-20G Havoc aircraft over Le Molay-Littry, France, 7 Jun 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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