LANDING ON THE COAST OF FRANCE UNDER HEAVY NAZI
FIRE - 1944
World War II Timeline - Year 1944
April 4, 1944
Diethelm succeeds Andre Le
Troquer as head of the Commissariat à la guerre of
Free France (France libre).
June 6, 1944
Normandy Invasion - Code Name: Operation Overlord
On June 6, 1944, the most remembered D-Day of World War II, the Allies invaded France on the Normandy
It was the largest invasion force in history and included
over 5,000 ships, 11,000 airplanes, and 160,000 troops.
The Normandy Invasion was led by Supreme
Allied Commander, General
Eisenhower. This was the beginning of the end of World War
II. Approx 7,000 allied soldiers were killed
on this day.
Map of Operation Overlord - 1944
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Franklin D. Roosevelt's D-Day Prayer.
August 25, 1944
The Allies recapture Paris.
Charles de Gaulle gives his
September 9, 1944
Diethelm becomes War Minister (ministre de la guerre)
of the provisionally government of the French Republic.
October 23, 1944
Battle of Leyte Gulf begins.
This battle will end on October 26, 1944.
October 26, 1944
Battle of Leyte Gulf ends. This
battle had started on October 23, 1944.
November 21, 1944
Charles de Gaulle
becomes French ministre de la défense nationale.
Edmond Michelet becomes French
ministre des armées.
December 16, 1944
Battle of the Bulge,
also called the
Battle of the Ardennes starts.
This battle will end on January 16, 1945.