30 Jun 1944
  • USS Tang sank the unescorted Japanese transport Nikkin Maru with one torpedo between Kyushu, Japan and Dalian, China. ww2dbase [Tang | CPC]
  • Milice leader in French city of Lyon, Paul Touvier, selected 7 Jewish prisoners to be executed by firing squad as reprisal for the killing of Minister of Information and local Milice leader Phillipe Henriot two days earlier by the French resistance. ww2dbase [The French Resistance | CPC]
  • The final 6,000 German troops in Cherbourg, France surrendered. At Caen, German troops recaptured Hill 112. ww2dbase [Normandy Campaign, Phase 1 | TH]
  • The Chindits, by this date, would have been hard pushed to find anyone still fit enough to lift a camera, but they kept on marching and fighting even when one brigade, the 111th, was reduced to less than the strength of a company. ww2dbase [Operation Thursday | AC]
  • James Johnson shot down a German Bf 109 fighter, his 33th victory. ww2dbase [James Johnson | CPC]
  • USS Bailey arrived at Eniwetok, Marshall Islands. ww2dbase [Bailey | DS]
  • Escort carrier USS Bogue and her task group arrived at Port Royal Bay, Bermuda. ww2dbase [Bogue | Port Royal Bay | DS]
  • Landing ship No. 106 was completed and was transferred to the Japanese Army as SB No. 120. ww2dbase [No. 101/103-class | CPC]
Marshall Islands
  • USS Permit departed Majuro Atoll, Marshall Islands, starting her thirteenth war patrol. ww2dbase [Permit | Majuro | CPC]
  • USS Wasp departed Eniwetok, Marshall Islands. ww2dbase [Wasp (Essex-class) | Eniwetok | CPC]
  • USS Yorktown (Essex-class) left Eniwetok, Marshall Islands and headed back to the Mariana Islands and the Bonin Islands. ww2dbase [Yorktown (Essex-class) | Eniwetok | DS]
  • A transport of 2,044 Jews from Athens and Corfu Island in Greece arrived at Auschwitz Concentration Camp in occupied Poland; 455 men and 175 women were registered into the camp while the remainder were gassed. On the same day, another transport of 1,000 Jews from the Fossoli di Carpi transit camp in Italy also arrived; 180 men and 51 women were registered while the remainder were gassed. ww2dbase [Discovery of Concentration Camps and the Holocaust | Auschwitz Concentration Camp | Oswiecim | CPC]
Trinidad United Kingdom
  • Weald House in Edenbridge, Kent, England, United Kingdom was being used by London County Council as a home for evacuated mothers and babies. In the early morning a V-1 was deflected by a tree and directly hit the house; twenty-two babies were killed outright or died in hospital, eight staff also died. The mothers at the rear of the building survived. ww2dbase [V-Weapons Campaign | Vergeltungswaffe 1 | Edenbridge, England | HM]
Photo(s) dated 30 Jun 1944
Medics helping injured soldier, France, 1944Major General J. Lawton Collins described to Lieutenant General Omar Bradley how Cherbourg was taken, circa late Jun or early Jul 1944Unfinished German submarine pen at Cherbourg, France, 30 Jun 1944A Gooseberry line of block ships off the Normandy beaches, Ouistreham, France, Jun 1944; note sunken British ship Durban, sunken Dutch ship Sumatra, and two active DUKW craft
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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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