19 Jul 1944
  • Japanese hospital ship Hikawa Maru arrived at Davao, Philippine Islands; she was damaged by a mine just prior to arrival. ww2dbase [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
  • USS Pompon departed for her sixth war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Rock detected a Japanese convoy in the Luzon Strait and attacked with ten torpedoes. She recorded six detonations, but was not able to observe whether any of the ships sank. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Günther von Kluge was appointed the commanding officer of the German Army Group B (Heeresgruppe B). ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Franklin Roosevelt was nominated to run for a fourth term as the President of the United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Raoul Wallenberg might have met with Adolf Eichmann at the Hotel Majestic in Budapest, Hungary. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Claus von Stauffenberg was summoned to see Adolf Hitler at Rastenburg, East Prussia, Germany on the following day. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • German submarine U-968 was attacked by a British RAF Liberator bomber in the Atlantic Ocean; 1 was killed, 6 were wounded. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • The keel of US minesweeper Minivet was laid down. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • US destroyer Zellars was launched. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Destroyer escort USS Wyman sank Japanese submarine I-5 360 miles east of Guam, Mariana Islands. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • German submarine U-2502 was commissioned into service. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • The keel of German submarine U-2513 was laid down. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • The keel of German submarine U-3507 was laid down. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • British minesweeper HMS Mameluke was launched. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • British destroyer HMS Saintes was launched. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Destroyer escort USS Kenneth M. Willet was commissioned into service. ww2dbase [CPC]
Caroline Islands
  • US Far East Air Force dispatched B-24 aircraft to attack Yap, Ngulu, and Sorol in the Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Leng Peishu, flying a P-40N fighter, shot down two Ki-43-II aircraft. He returned to base with a leg wound that would take him out of commission for 10 days. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • In France, Canadian troops cleared Caen's southern suburbs, capturing Vaucelles, Louvigny, and Flery-sur-Orne, while British 11th Armoured Division captured Bras and Hubert-Follie. In the afternoon, 262 US 9th Air Force B-26 Marauder and A-20 Havoc aircraft attacked bridges on the Loire River and Seine River and a fuel dump at Bruz, France. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH, CPC]
  • From Britain, US 8th Air Force dispatched 5 B-17 bombers to drop propaganda leaflets in France and Belgium while 5 B-24 bombers paradropped supplies to French resistance fighters. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • 1,082 B-17 and B-24 bombers, escorted by 670 P-38, P-47, and P-51 fighters attacked factories (hydrogen peroxide, chemical, aircraft, and ball bearing), six rail marshalling yards, a dam, and four airfields in western and southwestern Germany; 17 bombers and 7 fighters were lost. From Italy, US 15th Air Force launched 400 B-17 and B-24 bombers attacked an ordnance depot, an aircraft factory, an automobile factory, and an airfield in the München (Munich) area; 16 US aircraft were lost. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Croaker departed Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii for her first war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
  • USS Seahorse sank arrived at Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii, ending her fifth war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
  • Barbers Point Naval Air Station: Pouring began on the foundation for the engine overahaul facility. ww2dbase [Main Article | DS]
  • US 34th Division captured Livorno, Italy. The Germans set up about 25,000 booby traps as they evacuated the city. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH, CPC]
  • Soviet troops crossed the border into Latvia. ww2dbase [CPC]
Mariana Islands
  • In the Mariana Islands, US 7th Air Force launched P-47 aircraft based on Saipan to attack Tinian. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Soviet NKVD troops allegedly murdered entire inhabitants of a number of villages on the Arabit Spit in eastern Krym (Crimea), Russia; the main ethnicity of those villages was Crimean Tatar. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • Over 45 V-1 flying bombs were shot down by fighters from the RAF squadrons situated in the Counties of Kent and Sussex in Britain, whilst more were shot down into the sea by coastal anti-aircraft batteries. Two Polish Squadrons (306 and 315) accounted for 14 of them, with Flight Sergeant J. Zaworski PAF (306 Squadron) scoring 3 kills within 2 patrols. However more damage was caused by bombs getting through the defences; Wandsworth in south west London and Peckham in the south east had bombs causing fatalities and over 50 houses were condemned after damage assessment. ww2dbase [Main Article | Event | HM]
Photo(s) dated 19 Jul 1944
Allied cargo transfer point on Omaha Beach, 19 Jul 1944; note British battleship Centurion in the center of backgroundJapanese-American troops of 100th Infantry Battalion of US 442nd Regimental Combat Team resting on the side of a street in Livorno, Castellina Sector, Italy, 19 Jul 1944Armorers SSgt George Townsend and Sgt George Barker make ready the dorsal quad Browning .50 caliber machine guns of a P-61 Black Widow night fighter, Saipan, 19 Jul 1944.

19 Jul 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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