29 Aug 1944
  • Operation Goodwood IV: British carrier aircraft (26 Barracuda dive bombers, 2 Corsair fighters, 3 Hellcat fighters, 25 other fighters) from HMS Formidable and Indefatigable attacked German battleship Tirpitz, scoring several near misses. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Cassin Young screened carriers of Task Group 38.3 as their aircraft struck Palau and Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • In northern France, British forces attacked Amiens, US forces captured Soissons, and Canadian troops captured Rouen. ww2dbase [TH]
  • French troops captured Montélimar in southern France. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
  • Slovakians began rising up against Dr. Jozef Tiso's pro-German government. ww2dbase [TH]
  • 11 B-17 Flying Fortress bombers and 34 B-24 Liberator bombers attacked Helgoland, Germany, escorted by 169 P-38 Lightning and P-51 Mustang fighters; 3 Liberator bombers were damaged. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • 13 Ki-84 fighters of Japanese 22nd Sentai and 16 Ki-43 fighters of Japanese 25th Sentai intercepted a formation of B-24 bombers escorted by P-40 and P-51 fighters of the US 14th Air Force near Yueyang, Hunan, China; 5 American fighters and 2 Japanese fighters were shot down in the engagement. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • 13 P-40 fighters of the 3rd Fighter Group of the Chinese-American Composite Wing attacked Japanese shipping and dock facilities at Shayang, Hubei, China; in the return flight, 21 Japanese fighters intercepted the formation near Jiayu, Hubei, China; 1 Chinese fighter and 7 Japanese fighters were shot down in the engagement. One of the Chinese victories was scored by Tan Kun, flying a P-40N fighter, shooting down one Ki-43 or Ki-84 aircraft. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Eight B-25 bombers of US 14th Air Force attacked Tianhe Airfield in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Slovakian Defense Minister Ferdinand Catlos announced over the radio that German troops had occupied the country. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Slovakian resistance leader Ján Golian ordered the launch of the planned general uprising. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Dutch East Indies
  • USS Flying Fish arrived at Mios Woendi, Schouten Islands, Dutch East Indies for refueling. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Major General Curtis E. LeMay arrived in India as the newly appointed commander of the US Twentieth Air Force. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
  • Allied forces entered the Foglia Valley on the eastern end of the German Gothic Line in Italy. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Marshall Islands
  • USS Preston departed Eniwetok, Marshall Islands with Task Force 38. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • As of this date, at Auschwitz Concentration Camp, the number of prisoners in the Sonderkommando, the work group created by the Germans to operate the gas chambers and crematoria, was 874. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
  • Canadian journalist Raymond Arthur Davies reported the general figure of one million Majdanek Concentration Camp victims to the Canadian Jewish Congress. He arrived at this estimate only one day after arriving at the camp. Nearly all experts deemed it to be a gross over-estimation. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
  • Soviet 2nd Ukrainian Front captured the Ploesti oilfields in Romania. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH, CPC]
Taiwan United States
  • USS Wake Island departed Norfolk, Virginia, United States for Quonset Point, Rhode Island, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 29 Aug 1944
Men of Company I, 23rd Infantry Regiment, US Army 2nd Infantry Division advancing near Brest, France, 29 Aug 1944André Diethelm, Jean de Lattre de Tassigny, Emmanuel dTroops of US 28th Division parading down the Champs Elysees, Paris, France, 29 Aug 1944, Photo 1 of 2.A French mob shaved the head of a French girl as punishment for having personal relations with a German soldier, Montélimar, France, 29 Aug 1944
See all photos dated 29 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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