July 18, 1944 (Tuesday)

British armoured division at Caen

A British armored division near Caen is forming up to attack.

Home Front Japan
TOJO RESIGNS, General Koiso and Admiral Yonai appointed Co-Premiers, July 19; General Umezu appointed COAGS.

Western Front
Americans capture St. Lo, south of Cotentin Peninsular.
Operation Goodwood: British 2nd Army attacks east of Caen (July 18-21).
Italy
Polish troops of British 8th Army take Ancona.

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