22 Jul 1944
  • USS Cero fired six torpedoes at a Japanese transport north of Dutch New Guinea; all torpedoes missed. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Rear Admiral D. B. Beary continued his inspection of USS Astoria at Virginia, United States. Later in the day, USS Astoria conducted a battle problem with USS Decatur and target ship Daniel A. Joy. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • In Ukraine, the Brody Pocket was eliminated; Soviet forces captured 17,000 German prisoners of war. To the north, Soviet units captured Panevezys, Lithuania. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
  • Kuniaki Koiso was named the 41st Prime Minister of Japan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • British minesweeper HMS Chamois struck a mine in Baie de Seine north of Normandie, France and was damaged. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • American aircraft raided Japanese positions in Shanghai, China. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • The German Gestapo arrested the head of German intelligence unit Abwehr I Colonel Georg Hansen. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • In Italy, American troops entered the outskirts of Pisa while troops of from both the 8th and 5th armies advanced to within 15 miles of Florence; the towns of Castelfiorentino and Tavernelle were occupied and Polish troops in the Adriatic area pressed northwards from Ancona. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
  • Landing ship No. 112 was launched. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Mariana Islands
  • USS Yorktown (Essex-class) anchors at Garapan Roads, Saipan, Mariana Islands to load bombs and ammunition. ww2dbase [Main Article | Event | DS]
Pacific Ocean
  • USS Wasp set sail for the Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • Pilot Officer Ken Foskett became a local hero after bringing down a V-1 flying bomb onto the railway lines near Ashford in Kent, England, United Kingdom. Seeing a train approaching the damaged track at speed, Fosket made low passes over the locomotive, lowering his wheels and dipping his wings. The engineers in the engine got the message and stopped the train. ww2dbase [Main Article | Event | HM]
United States
  • USS Ticonderoga began her first overhaul at Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, Virginia, United States. Her flight deck was to be reconfigured to add 11 feet forward and 7 feet aft, and her anti-aircraft directors were to be repositioned. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | DS]
  • The keel of submarine Mero was laid down by the Manitowoc Shipbuilding Company in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 22 Jul 1944
Prime Minister Kuniaki Koiso with his cabinet ministers, 22 Jul 1944; note Naval Minister Mitsumasa Yonai in front row next to KoisoUSS Astoria underway en route to Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, 22 Jul 1944; note camouflage Measure 33 Design 24dMajor Carl George Arnold reading war news to US Army personnel at Major General Joseph StilwellPersonnel of Headquarters Detachment of Allied Northern Combat Area Command resting at Shadazup, Burma, 22 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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