August 3, 1944 (Thursday)

Chinese Stuart tanks on the Ledo road

Chinese- and American-crewed M3A3 Stuart light tanks advancing down the Ledo road against Japanese-hol positions at Myitkyina.

WESTERN FRONT
US tanks reach Rennes (Brittany).

BURMA
Chinese capture Myitkyina (Northeast Burma).

SEA WAR: PACIFIC
US carrier planes attack shipping in Bonin Islands (August 3 and 4).

NEUTRALS: SPAIN
Death of General Count Jordana, the moderate Foreign Minister; Succeeded by Sr. Lequerica (August 11)

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