14 Aug 1944
  • USS Gar began her thirteenth war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Croaker sank a Japanese freighter with 2 of 6 torpedoes fired. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Ray continued to attack a small Japanese convoy off Borneo, Dutch East Indies, sinking tanker Zuisho Maru (hitting her with 3 of 3 torpedoes fired) and damaged a transport (hitting her with 1 of 3 torpedoes fired). ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Tang attacked a Japanese armed yacht with her deck gun. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • British troops launched Operation Tractable towards Falaise, France, preceded by 800 bombers. 150 Polish soldiers were killed as the second of the three waves of RAF Lancaster bombers released their bombs too early. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
  • Soviet forces launched an assault from their Vistula bridgeheads in Poland. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
Atlantic Ocean
  • HMS Mauritius sank German minesweeper Sperrbrecher 157 off France. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The keel of landing ship No. 143 was laid down by Kawanami Kogyo. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Pacific Ocean
  • USS Cod sank Japanese landing ship No. 129 in the Banda Sea. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • The US 127th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Regiment became operational; at the end of the V-1 attacks the regiment had accounted for 56 of the flying bombs. A V-1 flying bomb brought down by British guns tragically fell on Twiss Road, Hythe in Kent in southern Britain. It destroyed houses and killed a family of 5 also injuring a further 17 some seriously. Flight Officer Peter Graham almost lost his life when diving down from 12,000 feet he levelled up too close to his target; the slip stream threw his Spitfire fighter over, but he managed to recover, only to see his target, a V-1 flying bomb, fly between the wires of the balloon defence. ww2dbase [Main Article | Event | HM]
US Pacific Islands
  • USS Snook arrived at Midway Atoll, ending her sixth war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 14 Aug 1944
American soldiers welcomed by French citizens, 14 Aug 1944Church in Coutances, France devastated by Operation Cobra bombing, 14 Aug 1944Polish insurgent fighters with captured German SdKfz. 251 halftrack vehicle, Warsaw, Poland, 14 Aug 1944, photo 1 of 6; Tamka Street; note captured MP 40 submachine gunPolish insurgent fighters with captured German SdKfz. 251 halftrack vehicle, Warsaw, Poland, 14 Aug 1944, photo 2 of 6; Kopernik Street
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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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