1944 in the United States

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Events from the year 1944 in the United States.

Incumbents

Federal Government

Events

January

February

March

April

May

June

  • June 4 – A hunter-killer group of the United States Navy captures the German submarine U-505, marking the first time a U.S. Navy vessel has captured an enemy vessel at sea since the 19th century.
  • June 5 – US and British paratrooper divisions jump over Normandy, in preparation for D-Day. All including 82nd and 101st Airborne divisions of the United States.
  • June 6 – World War IIBattle of Normandy: Operation Overlord, commonly known as D-Day, commences with the landing of 155,000 Allied troops on the beaches of Normandy in France. The Allied soldiers quickly break through the Atlantic Wall and push inland, in the largest amphibious military operation in history. This operation helps liberate France from Germany, and also weakens the Nazi hold on Europe.
  • June 15
  • June 26 – World War II: American troops enter Cherbourg.

July

August

September

September 17–25: Operation Market Garden

October

October 20: Douglas MacArthur returns to the Philippines

November

December

Ongoing

Births

Deaths

See also

External links

  • Media related to 1944 in the United States at Wikimedia Commons
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