23 July 1944

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Eastern Front

Soviet troops achieve a breakthrough north of the Carpathians

Soviet troops capture Lublin

Italy

Allied troops reach Pisa

Germany

Guderian calls on the German Army to demonstrate greater loyalty

Technology

The A&AEE's T-Flight, dedicated to bringing the Gloster Meteor into operational service, joins No.616 Squadron. The combined unit enters combat on 27 July, making it the first operational jet fighter squadron in the world.

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), 23 July 1944, http://www.historyofwar.org/secondworldwar/date/1944_07_23.html
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