Diary June 7, 1944

Panzer IV of the 'HJ' in the streets of Caen

Panzer IV H of the 12th SS Panzer Division Hitler Youth in the streets of Caen on the early morning of 7 June 1944.

WW2 War Diary for Wednesday, June 7, 1944:

Western Front

Normandy: Allied forces reach Bayeux and make contact with 6th Airborne Division. First Allied airstrip laid out at Asnelles, northeast of Bayeux.

Occupied Territories

Belgium: King Leopold deported to Germany.


Italy: 5th US Army takes Civitavecchia, 56 km north of Rome.

Sea War

Channel: German light naval forces and U-boats commence frequent sorties (mainly by night) against Allied invasion fleet, but suffer heavy losses – including 2 destroyers – and sink only small number of transports and LC and destroyer RNN Suenner.

D-Day Losses
Casualties Planes
British 3,000 114 (Allied total)
Canadian 946 (see top)
US 6,603 (see top)
German c. 6,500

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