2 Aug 1944
  • US VIII Corps moved west along Brittany coast from Avranches, France. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
  • Turkey severed diplomatic relations with Germany. ww2dbase [TH]
  • German submarine U-804 sank American destroyer escort USS Fiske with torpedoes in the central Atlantic. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
Australia
  • USS Flier departed Fremantle, Australia for her second war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
France
  • Leutnant Erich Sommer flew an Ar 234 V7 prototype aircraft over the Allied Normandy beachheads in France while the two Rb 50/30 cameras on board took a photograph every 11 seconds. This was the first jet aircraft reconnaissance mission in aviation history. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Japan Marshall Islands
  • USS Wasp arrived at Eniwetok, Marshall Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Poland
  • The Soviet-sponsored 1st Polish Army established a bridgehead over the Vistula River south of Warsaw, Poland. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
  • Zigeunernacht ("Gypsy Night"): 4,000 Roma were killed and cremated at Auschwitz Concentration Camp. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 2 Aug 1944
A French Army Sherman tank landed on a Normandy beach from LST-517, 2 Aug 1944A town in shambles after American bombardment, Tinian, Mariana Islands, Aug 1944Canadian Major General Rod Keller addressing troops in Normandy, France, 2 Aug 1944Polish resistance fighter with Blyskawica submachine gun during the Warsaw Uprising, Powisle district, Warsaw, Poland, Aug 1944
See all photos dated 2 Aug 1944

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis

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