14 Jun 1944 Australia
  • USS Ray arrived at Fremantle, Australia, ending her fourth war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Finnish troops failed a counterattack against the recent Soviet offensive; Soviet troops pursued the withdrawing Finns and breached the Vammelsuu-Taipale defensive line in Finland. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Company commander Matthew Urban found his men pinned down by Germans in Normandie, France. With a bazooka, exposing himself to enemy fire, he destroyed two German tanks, allowing his men to counterattack and eventually overtake the Germans. He was wounded twice later on the same days and was forced to evacuate. ww2dbase [Main Article | JR]
  • Barbers Point Naval Air Station: Air Group 3 on board. ww2dbase [Main Article | DS]
Italy Japan Pacific Ocean
  • The US submarine Golet became missing; she was believed to be sunk by Japanese naval vessels off Honshu, Japan. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
Photo(s) dated 14 Jun 1944
Sherman BARV vehicle towing a disabled Bedford truck, Normandy, France, 14 Jun 1944USS Bainbridge refueling from USS Hancock in the Atlantic Ocean, 14 Jun 1944US Navy officers on the bridge of the captured U-505, 14 Jun 1944, Cdr Earl Trosino, Capt Daniel Gallery, and Lt(jg) Albert David. The U-505 was captured by Capt Gallery’s hunter group built around the USS GuadalcanalUS Navy photo of the diesel engines aboard the captured U-505, 14 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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