7 Sep 1944
  • British 11th Armoured Division crossed the Albert Canal in Belgium. ww2dbase [Liberation of Belgium | TH]
  • US Third Army crossed Moselle River. ww2dbase [TH]
  • Hans Speidel was arrested. ww2dbase [CPC]
Caroline Islands
  • USS Wasp's aircraft attacked Japanese positions in the Palau Islands. ww2dbase [Wasp (Essex-class) | Palau | CPC]
China
  • Chiang Kaishek met with Joseph Stilwell, Patrick Hurley, and Donald Nelson in Chongqing, China. ww2dbase [Chiang Kaishek | Chongqing | CPC]
  • B-25 bombers of US 14th Air Force attacked Tianhe Airfield in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China. ww2dbase [Tianhe Airfield | Guangzhou, Guangdong | CPC]
Czechoslovakia
  • A Soviet military mission was established under Major Ivan Skripka in Slovakia to aid the Slovak National Uprising. ww2dbase [Slovak National Uprising | CPC]
Dutch East Indies
  • USS Flying Fish reported a new Japanese airfield at Celebes, Dutch East Indies and reported this discovery. ww2dbase [Flying Fish | Celebes | CPC]
France
  • The first two German V-2 rockets were fired against the Allies by German 444 and 485 Mobile Artillery Detachments at 1030 and 1140 hours, respectively. They both targeted Paris, France, but both crashed immediately after launch. ww2dbase [V-Weapons Campaign | Vergeltungswaffe 2 | CPC]
Japan Pacific Ocean
  • USS Alabama escorted US carriers as carrier aircraft attacked Japanese positions in the Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Alabama | CPC]
  • USS Barbero attacked a Japanese trawler east of the Philippine Islands; the torpedo missed. ww2dbase [Barbero | Philippine Sea | CPC]
  • USS Miami escorted aircraft carriers while the carrier aircraft struck Peleliu and Angaur of the Palau Islands. ww2dbase [Miami | CPC]
  • USS Preston guarded carriers while the carriers launched strikes against Palau Islands. ww2dbase [Preston (Fletcher-class) | CPC]
South Africa Sweden United Kingdom
  • British Member of Parliament Duncan Sandys, Winston Churchill's son-in-law who had been made responsible for coordinating the defences against the V-1 flying bombs, confidently predicted that "Except fot a few shots, the Battle for London is over". It was not within a day the V-2s (the second of Adolf Hitler's secret weapons) would begin to fall on the British capital. ww2dbase [Battle of Britain | Vergeltungswaffe 1 | London, England | AC]
Photo(s) dated 7 Sep 1944
Men of the 8th Infantry Regiment attempted to move forward but were pinned down by German small arms from within the Belgian town of Libin, 7 Sep 1944African-American troops of the US Army engaging Germans three miles north of Lucca, Italy, 7 Sep 1944; note the bazooka in firing positionSpitfire HF.VII fighter being used for evaluation of stability and flight control by the Americans at Langley Research Center, Virginia, United States, 7 Sep 1944; note B-24 in far left backgroundUSS Saratoga in Camouflage Measure 32  following overhaul, Puget Sound, Washington, United States, 7 Sep 1944, photo 1 of 2
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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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