29 Jun 1944
  • Yamato departed for Kure, Japan to receive five new triple-mount 25mm AA guns; during the installation, the entire hinoki deck would also be replaced. ww2dbase [Yamato | CPC]
  • USS Tang attacked the unescorted Japanese transport Nikkin Maru between Kyushu, Japan and Dalian, China with two torpedoes without success. ww2dbase [Tang | CPC]
  • The 70,000 remaining troops of German Armeegruppe Mitte, surrounded near Bobruisk, Byelorussia, surrendered. ww2dbase [Operation Bagration | TH]
  • The last harbor fort at Cherbourg, France was captured by US troops. Meanwhile, a planned German offensive by the 2nd and 9th Panzer Divisions at Villers-Bocage, west of Caen, was abandoned when their armored columns were blasted by 260 RAF heavy bombers. ww2dbase [Normandy Campaign, Phase 1 | TH]
  • A transport of 2,502 Hungarian Jews from Auschwitz Concentration Camp arrived at Stutthof Concentration Camp. ww2dbase [Discovery of Concentration Camps and the Holocaust | CPC]
  • Konstantin Rokossovsky was promoted to the rank of Marshal of the Soviet Union. ww2dbase [Konstantin Rokossovsky | CPC]
  • Martti Aho was wounded in battle at Tali-Ihantala, Finland. ww2dbase [Martti Aho | CPC]
  • Erwin Rommel and Gerd von Rundstedt met with Adolf Hitler at Hitler's residence in Berchtesgaden, southern Germany. They urged Hitler to pursue peace, but Htiler rejected such a notion, saying that the V weapons would soon turn the tide of war. ww2dbase [Adolf Hitler | CPC]
Finland Germany Hawaii Italy
  • Divisione Decima (10th Division) of Italian Navy was placed under the command of SS-General Karl Wolff. ww2dbase [CPC]
Japan Malaya
  • Lim Bo Seng passed away from diseases while in Japanese captivity at Batu Gajah prison, Perak, Malaya. ww2dbase [Lim Bo Seng | Batu Gajah, Perak | CPC]
Pacific Ocean
  • USS Hoe departed Fremantle, Australia for her fifth war patrol in the South China Sea. ww2dbase [Hoe | South China Sea | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • Richard Saul retired from the British Royal Air Force. ww2dbase [Richard Saul | CPC]
  • The borough of Penge in south-east London, England, United Kingdom received four V-1 flying bombs or "Divers" as they were now being called by the military. The first three explosions did considerable damage to houses but caused no casualties, the fourth however, fell behind an anti-aircraft gun site and killed a soldier and destroyed the Nissen huts where Z rockets were going to be stored. The afternoon and evening saw over seven explosions causing loss of life in the south London area. The Folkestone and Hythe anti-aircraft batteries brought down eight into the sea during the day. ww2dbase [V-Weapons Campaign | Vergeltungswaffe 1 | London, England | HM]
US Pacific Islands Photo(s) dated 29 Jun 1944
A deck level view of the back of the conning tower of captured German submarine U-505 shortly after arrival at Bermuda, 19 to 29 Jun 1944. Fleet tug USS Abnaki is at left and covered lighter YFN-275 is at right.Fuel tanks of the B-24H Liberator “Little Warrior” with the 861st Bomb Squadron explode over Fallersleben, Germany after anti-aircraft hit, Jun 29 1944. Photo taken by Clifford A Stocking, waist gunner on “Green Hornet.”Japanese searchlight position with a dummy operator, Saipan, Mariana Islands, 29 Jun 1944Starboard side view of USS Ticonderoga as she steamed off Puerto Rico toward Trinidad on her shakedown cruise, Jun 29, 1944. Note original length of the flight deck short of the bow, extended to cover bow 2 months later.

29 Jun 1944 Interactive Map

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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