battles in 1944
July 1944. 27 July to 10 August: Battles on the Tannenberg Line. At the start of the battles there are 25 Estonian and 24 Dutch, Danish and Flemish infantry battalions on the German side at the Narva Front. The artillery forces, and the tank, engineer and other special units are composed mainly of Germans.
June 19, 1944. The U.S. defeat the Japanese in a massive air battle known as the Battle of the Philippine Sea. The Japanese lost more than 400 planes and three carriers. This victory paved the way for eventual success in the Marianas invasion.
This is a list of World War II battles, sorted by front location.
Battle of the Atlantic 1940-1943. In the end, the Battle of the Atlantic was eventually won by technology. Radar to detect U-Boats from the surface, radio interception, and code-breaking all played a part. By the end of the war more than 3,000 merchant ships had been sunk, as well as almost 800 U-Boats.
Jul 25, 1944 - Sep 25, 1944. The Allied armies, especially General George Patton’s Third United States Army, moved at breakneck speed across the German occupied country. Advancing in parallel wings, the British and American armies created pockets in which retreating German troops were snared by the thousands.
The Battle of the Philippine Sea was fought between the U.S. and Japanese carriers off the coast of Saipan just four days after American landings on the island. On June 19, 1944, the Japanese navy launched an attack with an aim to inflict a decisive defeat to the U.S. fleet.
World War II Battles by Year and Theater. 1939. September 3-May 8, 1945 - Battle of the Atlantic - Atlantic Ocean. December 13 - Battle of the River Plate - South America. 1940. February 16 - Altmark Incident - European Theater. May 25-June 4 - Dunkirk Evacuation - European Theater. July 3 - Attack on Mers el Kebir - North Africa.
Battle of Iwo Jima February 19 1945 - March 26 1945 The battle over Iwo Jima was considered the most brutal and fiercest battle in the Pacific Theatre, where all but 216 of the Japanese soldiers fought to the death or committed suicide.
Battle of the Bulge. On this day, the Germans launch the last major offensive of the war, Operation Mist, also known as the Ardennes Offensive and the Battle of the Bulge, an attempt to push the Allied front line west from northern France to northwestern Belgium. The Battle of the Bulge, so-called because the Germans created a “bulge” around...