8 Jun 1944
  • USS Tunny made rendezvous with USS Pilotfish and USS Pintado and formed a wolfpack; the group was nicknamed Blair Blasters. ww2dbase [Tunny | CPC]
  • Former Chinese light cruiser Ninghai, now in Japanese service, was renamed Ioshima. ww2dbase [Ninghai | CPC]
  • Gao Youxin, leading two P-40N Warhawk fighters based in Xi'an, China, claimed two Japanese Ki-43 aircraft. ww2dbase [Gao Youxin | CPC]
France Hawaii Italy Marshall Islands North Borneo
  • USS Harder boarded six British coast watcher on the coast of North Borneo. ww2dbase [Harder | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • Violette Szabo and three others boarded a B-24 aircraft at RAF Harrington in Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom and were paradropped near Sussac near Limoges, France. ww2dbase [Violette Szabo | Harrington, England | CPC]
United States Photo(s) dated 8 Jun 1944
Rear Admiral Alan Kirk, Lieutenant General Omar Bradley, Rear Admiral Arthur Struble, Major General Hugh Keen, aboard USS Augusta off Normandy, France, 8 Jun 1944Next to a fallen soldier, a fellow comrade formed a cross with rifles to pay his respects, Normandy, France, Jun 1944US Army engineers building a road on one of the Normandy beaches, 8 Jun 1944German prisoners being taken away atop a cliff at Pointe du Hoc, Normandy, France, 8 Jun 1944; note American flag draped on cliff wall to prevent friendly fire
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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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