17 July 1944

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War at Sea

German submarines U-347 and U-361 sunk with all hands off Narvik

Eastern Front

Soviet troops cross the Bug, entering Poland

German troops are ordered to defend the Baltic states

Italy

8th Army crosses the Arno, and advances towards Florence

Pacific

US warships bombard Guam

Japan

War Minister Shimada resigns

Technology

The Gloster Meteor jet fighter is cleared for service use with the RAF

Related Books

Gloster Meteor, Britain's Celebrated First-Generation Jet, Phil Butler and Tony Buttler. This is a detailed, well illustrated and well written look at the development and service history of the Gloster Meteor, both in British and overseas hands. The book covers the development of the E.28/39, Britain's first jet aircraft and the development of the Meteor, looks in detail at the prototype aircraft, the various versions of the Meteor and its British and overseas service careers. [see more]
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How to cite this article: Rickard, J (28 December 2007), 17 July 1944, http://www.historyofwar.org/secondworldwar/date/1944_07_17.html
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