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1. THIS DAY IN WORLD WAR 2 (1st August
On the Russian Front...
2nd Tank Army of Soviet 1st Byelorussian Front is heavily engaged in the Praga suburb of Warsaw on the east bank of the Vistula
8th Guards Army of Soviet 1st Byelorussian Front attacks Magnuszew on the Vistula south of Warsaw
In Helsinki, Finland...
President Ryti resigns in order that a government more acceptable to the Soviets can be formed
The Polish Home Army rises in revolt against German rule
Hitler orders that:
1. The rebellion in Warsaw is crushed and the city demolished
2. The families of the conspirators in the July Bomb Plot are to be arrested
At Danzig and Pillau, Germany...
U-Boats U-3, U-4 and U-10 are decommissioned and cannibalized for spare parts
In Normandy, France...
In a reorganization, General Omar Bradley takes command of the new US 12th Army Group, consisting of US 1st Army (commanded by General Courtney Hodges) and US 3rd Army (commanded by General George S Patton)
British 2nd Army attacks around le Beny-Bocage, Estry, Mont Pincon, and Villers-Bocage
Canadian 1st Army attacks around Tllly la Campagne-La Hogue and Sannerville-Troarn
US 1st Army, with V, VII, and XIX Corps, captures Percy and Tessy, and advances toward Vire
US 3rd Army with VIII, XII, XV, and XX Corps advances into Brittany
General Leclerc's Free French 2nd Armored Division begins arriving at Utah Beach
The Polish Government-In-Exile receives news of the Warsaw revolt
Admiral Bruce Fraser is appointed to command RN Eastern Fleet
In Budapest, Hungary...
Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg meets with Hungarian regent Admiral Horthy to discuss an end to the deportation of Hungarian Jews
In Bastia, Corsica...
Headquarters of US 6th Army Group is established under the command of General Jacob L. Devers to command the invasion of southern France
In Washington DC...
President Quezon of the Philippines government-in-exile dies and is succeeded by Sergio Osmena
US Army Air Forces - Pacific Ocean Areas is activated with headquarters on Oahu and takes control of 7th Air Force
General Robert C. Richardson Jr. takes command of US Army Forces - Pacific Ocean Areas
In the Pacific...
Organized Japanese resistance on Tinian Island ends
US III Amphibious Corps advances northward on Guam
Weak Japanese forces launch a costly and unsuccessful attack in the Aitape area
An anti-Japanese Burmese government-in-exile established
Today's Air Raids...
Loire River Bridges, France by US 9th Air Force
Airfields around Paris, Tours and Rouen, V-Weapons Sites and targets of opportunity in France by US 8th Air Force
V-Weapons sites in France by RAF Bomber Command
Italy on airfields and transportation routes by US 12th Air Force
Ponape Island by US 7th Air Force
Utagal Island and Boeroe Island by US FEAF
China River and lake shipping, road traffic, airfields, and other targets at Hengyang, Changsha, and elsewhere by US 14th Air Force
Myitkyina, Shwegu, Mohnyin, and military tagets in Burma by US 10th Air Force
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