12 Jul 1944
  • USS Snook fired four torpedoes at two Japanese freighters; one hit, causing damage but not sinking the target. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • US VII Corps made limited progress toward Saint-Lô, France. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
  • US Brigadier General Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. passed away from a heart attack in Normandy, France. ww2dbase [AC]
Finland
  • Soviet Union began probing Finland for possible peace terms after the Finns successfully repulsed Soviet offensives at the Tali-Ihantala region in Finland. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
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 [Main Article | CPC]
Singapore 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 [Main Article | Event | HM]
US Pacific Islands Photo(s) dated 12 Jul 1944
US Marine with flamethrower attacking a Japanese position, northern Saipan, Mariana Islands, 12 Jul 1944; note the scorched building on leftJapanese-American soldiers of the 100th Infantry Battalion of US 442nd Regimental Combat Team in a captured German Schwimmwagen vehicle in the Castellina Sector, near Livorno, Italy, 12 Jul 1944Japanese-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 soldiers of US 442nd Regimental Combat Team firing a 105-mm howitzer, Castellina Sector, Livorno, 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
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis




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