22 Aug 1944
  • Operation Goodwood I and Goodwood II: British carrier aircraft (32 Barracuda dive bombers and 43 fighters) from HMS Formidable, Indefatigable, Furious, Nabob, and Trumpeter attacked German battleship Tirpitz to little effect. ww2dbase [Tirpitz | CPC]
  • USS Tang sank Japanese patrol boat Nansatsu Maru No. 2, hitting her with one of four torpedoes fired. ww2dbase [Tang | CPC]
  • USS Pintado detected a 11-ship Japanese convoy during the day. After sundown, she fired ten torpedoes at the convoy, sinking the large tanker Tonan Maru No. 2 and damaging two other ships with a total of four hits. ww2dbase [Pintado | CPC]
  • USS Sennet was commissioned into service with Commander George E. Porter in command. ww2dbase [Sennet | CPC]
  • Léon Degrelle was mentioned in the Wehrmachtbericht. ww2dbase [Léon Degrelle | CPC]
Atlantic Ocean
  • HMS Mauritius sank five German coastal patrol Vorpostenboot vessels off France. ww2dbase [Mauritius | CPC]
British Western Pacific Territories Dutch East Indies
  • USS Flying Fish attacked a Japanese transport in the Dutch East Indies; all 3 torpedoes fired missed. ww2dbase [Flying Fish | CPC]
  • Having been convinced by Charles de Gaulle two days prior that Paris, France must be captured with haste, Dwight Eisenhower traveled to Omar Bradley's headquarters to discuss the logistics. ww2dbase [Liberation of Paris | Dwight Eisenhower | CPC]
Germany Japan Pacific Ocean
  • American submarine USS Bowfin attacked Japanese convoy Namo 103 and sank passenger ship Tsushima Maru near the island of Akusekijima. 2,251 aboard were killed, including 767 children; most of those killed were civilian evacuees from Okinawa. ww2dbase [Tsushima Maru | Bowfin | CPC]
  • USS Gunnel attacked a Japanese transport in the South China Sea; all 6 torpedoes missed. ww2dbase [Gunnel | South China Sea | CPC]
  • USS Harder assisted in the sinking of Japanese frigates Matsuwa and Hiburi off Bataan, Luzon, Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Harder | CPC]
  • Kamoi took on a cargo of coal at Singapore. ww2dbase [Kamoi | Singapore | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • 111/KG3 of the German Air Force launched 21 sorties during the early hours from their new base at Venlo in the south east of the Netherlands. All Heinkel bombers returned safely after launching their V-1 flying bombs. One of these impacted on just half a mile down Oak Lane, where the railway bridge had just been repaired. Another clipped some elm trees near some cottages and span into on of them killing a man and a woman, orphaning the two children who were dug out of the wreckage unhurt. ww2dbase [V-Weapons Campaign | Vergeltungswaffe 1 | Newington, England | HM]
US Pacific Islands Photo(s) dated 22 Aug 1944
Boston Bull Terrier “Spar,” mascot of USCG Cutter Spencer, wearing her dress blues before going ashore, 22 Aug 1944, Norfolk, Virginia, United States.Tsushima Maru, 22 Aug 1944French civilians gathering in front of damaged Église Notre-Dame-du-Vœu, Cherbourg, France, 22 Aug 1944Destroyed German Tiger II heavy tank near Vimoutiers, France, 22 Aug 1944
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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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