Diary June 13, 1944


V-1 flying bomb

V-1 flying bomb manhandled on to the launching ramp.

WW2 War Diary for Tuesday, June 13, 1944:

Air War

Britain: FIRST V-1s LAUNCHED AGAINST LONDON from Pas de Calais; only 4 of 10 reach fringe of target area – Gravesend, Cuckfield, Bethnal Green (where 6 killed, 9 injured) and Sevenoaks.

Home Fronts

Britain: German cross-Channel guns hit Maidstone, Kent at record range of 81 km.

Secret War

Sweden: Experimental V-2 crashes in Sweden. British Government purchases wreckage in exchange for radar equipment and flies it to Farnborough (July 31).

Western Front

Normandy: Single Tiger tank, commanded by Obersturmfuehrer-SS Wittmann, traps and totally destroys 25-vehicle column of 7th Armored Division, in lane near Villers Bocage.

Sea War

Pacific: 7 US battleships bombard Saipan (Mariana Islands).


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