29 Sep 1944
  • Canadian troops captured Cape Gris Nez near Calais, France; the Germans and Canadians in the region agreed on a 24-hour truce so that civilians in the area could be evacuated. The news that the Canadians had captured the last remaining gun batteries in the Calais area was greeted with jubilation in the streets of Dover, England, United Kingdom. Since the start of the war, Dover had experienced 187 shelling attacks in addition to numerous bombing and V1 attacks. ww2dbase [TH]
  • 15 British Lancaster bombers conducted minelaying operation in the Kattegat and off Helgoland, Germany. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Corporal John Harper of the British York and Lancaster Regiment led his section across 300 yards of open ground under heavy fire to take enemy positions at Antwerp, Belgium. He then went on alone to clear the advance with grenades until he was killed. For this he would be posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross. ww2dbase [AC]
Australian New Guinea China Dutch East Indies Italy Japan Mariana Islands
  • USS Miami arrived at Saipan, Mariana Islands. ww2dbase [Miami | Saipan | CPC]
Pacific Ocean
  • USS Whale made rendezvous with USS Seahorse and received orders to patrol waters in the South China Sea southwest of Taiwan. ww2dbase [Whale | South China Sea | CPC]
Romania
  • 21 American OSS agents (under Lieutenant Commander Frank Wisner) were dropped into Bucharest, Romania to liberate 1,888 interned Allied airmen. As they evacuated the airmen, they also brought out with them many Romania diplomatic documents to prevent Soviet capture. ww2dbase [Jassy-Kishinev Offensive and Romania's Surrender | Bucharest | CPC]

29 Sep 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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