10 Aug 1944
  • Amagi was commissioned into service. ww2dbase [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
  • Light carrier Ryuho was assigned to Carrier Division 4 of the 3rd Fleet. ww2dbase [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
  • USS Tang attacked but failed to hit a tanker near Omaezaki, Japan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Guitarro attacked a Japanese convoy off Luzon, Philippine Islands and sank tanker Shinei Maru; she expended eight torpedoes in this attack and claimed a total of five hits; Guitarro suffered superficial damage from the subsequent depth charging. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • US 5th and French 2nd Armored Divisions moved to Alençon, France. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
  • Captain David Jamieson of the UK Royal Norfolk Regiment won the Victoria Cross. Despite being wounded in the eye and arm, he refused to be evacuated as a casualty as he was the only officer remaining functioning, and with only 100 men held off seven repeated attacks by superior forces against his bridgehead over the River Orne, Normandy, France. ww2dbase [AC]
  • Dwight Eisenhower inspected paratroopers of the US 101st Airborne Division at Hunkerford, Hungerford, England, United Kingdom. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Dutch East Indies
  • Japanese 18th Army under Lieutenant General Hatazo Adachi was wiped out by the Americans in the Aitape-New Hollandia area in New Guinea. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
France
  • The railwaymen of Paris, France went on strike, and hundreds of soldiers awaiting evacuation back to Germany found themselves marooned on station platforms. The acts of random sabotage quickly escalated and within two days, instead of carrying the Germans away from the perils of Paris, the strikers were actively cutting off the German retreat by pulling up rails, wrecking points and crippling locomotives. Even with replacement German drivers the trains were unable to run and all Parisian rail links to the outside world had been effectively destroyed. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
Guam
  • USS Preston departed Apra harbor, Guam for Eniwetok, Marshall Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • US forces declared Guam, Mariana Islands secured. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Italy
  • "Colleoni" Group of Divisione Decima (10th Division) of Italian Navy was sent to Canavese region of northwestern Italian to fight partisans. ww2dbase [CPC]
Japan
  • Unryu was assigned to 7th Base Air Force Air Attack Force under operational command of Japanese 3rd Air Fleet, although officially she remained with Carrier Division 1 of Japanese 3rd Fleet. ww2dbase [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
  • Irako departed Imari Bay, Kyushu, Japan as a part of convoy HI-71. ww2dbase [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
  • Captain Masanao Ofuji was named the commanding officer of Settsu. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 10 Aug 1944
Polish insurgent fighters with flame throwers on Sienna Street, Warsaw, Poland, Aug 1944Map of Guam, Mariana Islands and American advances on the island between 21 Jul and 10 Aug 1944Canadian troops posing with a captured German flag, near Hautmesnil, France, 10 Aug 1944; note Sten gun and Lee-Enfield rifleSalmon off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 10 Aug 1944, photo 1 of 2
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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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