12 Jul 1944
  • USS Snook fired four torpedoes at two Japanese freighters; one hit, causing damage but not sinking the target. ww2dbase [Snook | CPC]
  • US Brigadier General Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. passed away from a heart attack in Normandy, France. ww2dbase [AC]
  • Clifton Cates was made the commanding officer of 4th Marine Division. ww2dbase [Clifton Cates | CPC]
  • US VII Corps made limited progress toward Saint-LĂ´, France. ww2dbase [Normandy Campaign, Phase 1 | TH]
Finland France
  • Omar Bradley, his staff, and his generals met and created a preliminary plan for what was to become the Operation Cobra offensive in France. ww2dbase [Normandy Campaign, Phase 2 | CPC]
  • Kamoi exited dock No. 1 and was tied to quay No. 14 at Singapore. ww2dbase [Kamoi | Singapore | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • A V-1 bomb hit "Beechmont House" in Sevenoaks, Kent in southern England, United Kingdom. The house was used as a billet for ATS girls that maintained army vehicles, fortunately most of the girls had left for work, nevertheless two girls were killed and 44 injured. The borough of Beckenham received two fatal hits from the flying bombs; the borough would soon become one of the hardest hit areas in South London. ww2dbase [V-Weapons Campaign | Vergeltungswaffe 1 | Sevenoaks, England | HM]
US Pacific Islands Photo(s) dated 12 Jul 1944
Japanese-American soldiers of 552nd Field Artillery Battalion of US 442nd Regimental Combat Team firing a 105-mm howitzer, Castellina Sector, Livorno, Italy, 12 Jul 1944Japanese-American soldier of US 442nd Regimental Combat Team hanging laundry on a jeep in such a way that the vehicle could still be operated in urgent situations, Castellina Sector, Italy, 12 Jul 1944Japanese-American switch operator of US 442nd Regimental Combat Team at a foward command post, Castellina Sector, Italy, 12 Jul 1944; note other switch operators sleeping in same roomJapanese-American soldier of 522nd Field Artillery, US 442nd Regimental Combat Team with a soldier of Italian 11th Pack Mule Company, Castellina Sector, Italy, 12 Jul 1944
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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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