1 April 1944
At the end of its three day assault on the Caroline Islands, US Task Force 58 has sunk six naval vessels, 100,000 tons of merchant and auxiliary shipping and destroyed 150 aircraft.
Soviet troops trap 40,000 Germans in a pocket at Skala
War in the Air
The first prototype of the Bell XP-77 lightweight fighter makes its maiden flight
How to cite this article: Rickard, J (28 December 2007), 1 April 1944, http://www.historyofwar.org/secondworldwar/date/1944_04_01.html