4 August 1944
War at Sea
German submarine U-671 sunk south of Brighton
A court begins to investigate the July Plot
8th Army reaches the outskirts of Florence
3rd Army takes Rennes
2nd Army takes Evrecy and Esquisy
War in the Air
Formation of the Balkan Air Force is announced.
Mannerheim succeeds Ryti as President of Finland
Technology/ War in the Air
No.616 Squadron makes its first successful interceptions of V-1 Flying Bombs using the Gloster Meteor jet. One is destroyed using the "tip and run" method, using the air flow over the Meteor's wings to tip the V-1 off its course, the second is destroyed by cannon fire.
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
How to cite this article: Rickard, J (28 December 2007), 4 August 1944, http://www.historyofwar.org/secondworldwar/date/1944_08_03.html