24 Jul 1944
  • American troops landed on Tinian, Mariana Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The British bombing of Kiel, Germany that began on the previous date ended before dawn. The damage was extensive, causing the city to have no running water for 3 days, the trains and buses were out of commission for 8 days, and gas service was out for nearly 3 weeks. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Matthew Urban arrived at his former unit at the front in Normandie, France after having left the hospital, where he had been convalescing, without authorization. On the same day, finding that a US tank was temporarily halted with the crew did not know what to do after the loss of the tank commander, he took command of the tank and led it forward to attack German positions. ww2dbase [Main Article | JR]
Pacific Ocean
  • USS Permit sank a Japanese transport off Yap, Caroline Islands, hitting her with 1 of 3 torpedoes fired. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Majdanek Concentration Camp became the first concentration camp to be liberated by Soviet troops (and the first to be liberated overall). ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
  • As Soviet units crossed the River San north of Lublin, Poland, German troops began evacuating that city. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
Photo(s) dated 24 Jul 1944
US Marine Corps 155mm rifle on White Beach, Agat Beachhead, Guam, Mariana Islands, circa 21-27 Jul 1944Aerial view of Tinian, Mariana Islands, 1944American carrier planes attacking Ushi point airfield, Tinian, Mariana Islands, Jul 1944Map depicting the situation near Saint-Lô, France during the night of 24-25 Jul 1944
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Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis

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