30 Jul 1944
  • British troops attack Caumont, France, east of Saint-L√ī. ww2dbase [Normandy Campaign, Phase 2 | TH]
  • USS Mingo arrived at Fremantle, Australia, ending her fourth war patrol. ww2dbase [Mingo | CPC]
  • The Japanese Navy ordered Mitsubishi to stop development of the A7M fighter design; Mitsubishi was able to secure permission to continue given that the company was to use existing engines rather than develop new ones. ww2dbase [A7M Reppu | CPC]
  • G√ľnther von Kluge wrote to Adolf Hitler, warning that the entire western front was on the brink of collapse. ww2dbase [G√ľnther von Kluge | CPC]
  • The US coastal minesweeper YMS-304 struck a mine and sank off the coast of Normandy, France. ww2dbase [AC]
  • The US coastal minesweeper YMS-378 struck a mine and was severely damaged, beyond repair, off the coast of Normandy, France. ww2dbase [AC]
British Western Pacific Territories
  • Leaders of US Navy ComAirSols (Commander Air Solomons) was given a demonstration of unmanned TDR drones. Four of them took flight and each released a 2,000-pound bomb on Yamazuki Maru which was beached at Guadalcanal. 3 of the bombs hit, although 1 of the failed to detonate. ww2dbase [TDR | Guadalcanal | CPC]
Germany Guam Hawaii Latvia
  • The Soviet First Baltic Front reached Tukums, Latvia. ww2dbase [Operation Bagration | Tukums | CPC]
  • Z35 and Z36 sailed into the Gulf of Riga to bombard Soviet positions in Latvia. ww2dbase [Z35 | Z36 | Gulf of Riga | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • In southern England, United Kingdom, the North Kent village of Swanscombe had a V-1 flying bomb explode in Taunton Road. It killed 11 and badly wounded 22 and the blast resulted in the complete destruction of 60 cottages making 160 people homeless. Flight Sergeant Gedfrey Tate of 1 Squadron was lost when his Spitfire fighter LFIXh crashed into the sea after he went into a dive chasing a V-1 flying bomb. ww2dbase [Vergeltungswaffe 1 | V-Weapons Campaign | Swanscombe, England | HM]
Photo(s) dated 30 Jul 1944
Alaska off the Philadelphia Navy Yard, 30 Jul 1944, photo 1 of 2Alaska off the Philadelphia Navy Yard, 30 Jul 1944, photo 2 of 2US Marines in the Mariana Islands, circa Jul-Aug 1944Japanese-American soldiers of 2nd Battalion, US 442nd Regimental Combat Team playing taps after riflemen fired salute, memorial ceremony for the fallen, Cecina area, Italy, 30 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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