August 5, 1944 (Saturday)

U-Boat bunker destroyed by a Grand Slam.

16.5 feet strong reinforced concrete slab of a U-Boat bunker destroyed by a Grand Slam.

WESTERN FRONT
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).


 

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