13 Jun 1944
  • Yamato departed Batjan, Halmahera at 2200 hours to rendezvous with the Mobile Fleet. ww2dbase [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
  • USS Iowa bombarded Saipan and Tinian, Mariana Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Shokaku departed Tawitawi to reinforce Saipan. ww2dbase [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
  • Light carrier Ryuho departed Tawi-Tawi, Mindanao, Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
  • Lieutenant Commander Everett Hartwell Steinmetz was named the commanding officer of USS Pollack. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • German troops launched a counter attack on Carentan, France. Meanwhile, near Villers-Bocage, Hauptsturmführer Michael Wittmann's lone Tiger tank destroyed 25 tanks and vehicles of the British 7th Armoured Division. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
  • USS Sterlet arrived at Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Japan Mariana Islands
  • USS Alabama bombarded Japanese positions on Saipan, Mariana Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Wasp's aircraft attacked Japanese positions on Saipan and Tinian in the Mariana Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Pacific Ocean
  • USS Flier attacked a Japanese convoy in the South China Sea, damaging a tanker with 2 of 4 torpedoes fired; she was subjected to a heavy counterattack. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • An A4 rocket fired from Peenemünde to test radio-control gear for an anti-aircraft rocket veered off course and landed 200 miles away in neutral Sweden. Considerable amounts of the rocket were salvaged by the Swedish authorities and later passed on to the British. ww2dbase [AC]
United Kingdom
  • Germans launched the first V-1 Flying Bomb attack on England, United Kingdom; only four of the eleven bombs actually hit their targets. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
Photo(s) dated 13 Jun 1944
Carriers San Jacinto and Lexington off the Mariana Islands, 13 Jun 1944Map depicting Allied operations in the Normandy, France area, 13-30 Jun 1944Wrecked German Tiger I heavy tank, Viller-Bocage, France, Jun 1944British 4.5 inch gun and crew of 211 Battery, 64th Medium Regiment, Royal Artillery in action near Tilly-sur-Seulles, France, 13 Jun 1944
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Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis

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