30 Aug 1944

British Western Pacific Territories
  • USS Portland rejoins Cruiser Division 4 under Rear Admiral Jesse Oldendorf at Purvis Bay, Florida Island, Solomon Islands. ww2dbase [Portland | DS]
Bulgaria Burma
  • Lieutenant-General Renya Mutaguchi was relieved of command of the Japanese 15th Army in Burma and replaced by Lieutenant-General Shihachi Katamura from 54th Division. Major-General Shigesaburo Miyazaki from 31st Division took over as the Commander of 54th Division. ww2dbase [AC]
Caroline Islands
  • USS Pollack again bombarded the Japanese phosphate plant at Fais Island, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Pollack | CPC]
  • Joseph Stilwell departed Kandy, Ceylon for Delhi, India to meet with Patrick Hurley. ww2dbase [Joseph Stilwell | CPC]
Czechoslovakia Germany
  • While at port at Stettin, Germany, submarine U-869 lost one crew member to British bombing when several bombs hit the barracks where the crew was bunked. ww2dbase [U-869 | CPC]
  • Canadian armored units attacked Pesaro, Italy, but they were beaten back, losing 32 of 50 tanks in the process. ww2dbase [Gothic Line Offensive | TH]
  • The Italian motor torpedo boat base Base West was moved from Villefranche-sur-Mer, France to Sanremo, Italy. ww2dbase [CPC]
Marshall Islands
  • USS Alabama departed Eniwetok, Marshall Islands. ww2dbase [Alabama | CPC]
  • After dark, USS Redfin picked up the 8 survivors of USS Flier from Mantangula Island, Palawan Province, Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Flier | CPC]
  • Kamoi arrived at Singapore after a successful trial run after her conversion to an oiler. ww2dbase [Kamoi | CPC]
  • Irako departed Takao (now Kaohsiung), Taiwan for Manila, Luzon, Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Irako | CPC]
United States
  • USS Ticonderoga departed Norfolk, Virginia, United States at 1407 hours for the Panama Canal. ww2dbase [Ticonderoga | DS]
Photo(s) dated 30 Aug 1944
An 8-inch US Army field gun in action during the bombardment of Brest, France, Aug-Sep 1944Sexton 25-pounder self-propelled howitzer of UK 11th Armored Division cross the Seine River, France on a Bailey bridge, 30 Aug 1944US Navy PT-199, a 78-foot Higgins motor torpedo boat, tied up with US Coast Guard 83-foot patrol boats along the waterfront at Cherbourg, France, 30 Aug 1944.An unexploded shell from German Karl-Ger?t self-propelled howitzer, basement of Prudential building, Warsaw, Poland, 30 Aug 1944

30 Aug 1944 Interactive Map

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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