1 May 1944

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War at Sea

German submarine U-277 sunk with all hands off Bear Island

Diplomacy

The Commonwealth Prime Ministers Conference opens in London

Occupied Europe

It is announced that British Special Forces have captured General Kreipe on Crete

A military mission from Tito arrives in London

Pacific

US Battleships bombard Ponape

Eastern Front

Colonel General Erhard Raus takes command of First Panzer Army

Colonel General Josef Harpe takes command of Fourth Panzer Army

Books

Hitler's Panzer Armies on the Eastern Front, Robert Kirchubel. A 'unit history' written on the largest scale, tracing the campaigns fought by the four Panzer Armies on the Eastern Front, from their roles in the early German victories, to their eventual defeat and destruction in the ruins of the Reich. A very useful contribution to the literature on the Eastern Front. [read full review]
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How to cite this article: Rickard, J (28 December 2007), 1 May 1944, http://www.historyofwar.org/secondworldwar/date/1944_05_01.html
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