August 5, 1944 (Saturday)
16.5 feet strong reinforced concrete slab of a U-Boat bunker destroyed by a Grand Slam.
US armour reaches Redon
(Brittany). British capture Villers Bocage.
AIR WAR: EUROPE
RAF blast open U-boat pens at Brest, using 12,000-lb bombs.
AIR WAR: RUSSIAN FRONT
Finnish ace, Major Luukkanen (54 victories) shoots down 20 Russian planes in his Me 109, June 14-August 5.
HOME FRONT: AUSTRALIA
Japanese PoWs attempt mass break-out from camp in NSW: 231 Japanese and 3 guards killed (August 5-6).