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Friday, 4 August 1944
German 16th Army counterattacks Soviet 51st Army south of Jelgava
German counterattacks continue around the Praga suburb of Warsaw on the east bank of the Vistula, driving back Soviet 2nd Tank Army
Soviet 1st Ukrainian Front heavily engaged in the Sandomierz and Baranow bridgeheads

Canadian 1st Army preparing to mount new attacks toward Falaise
British 2nd Army captures Hermilly and Villers-Bocage while continuing to attack toward Estry and Vire
US 1st Army attacking around St Pois and Foret de St Sever
US 3rd Army advancing toward Brest, attacking around St Malo, and captures Rennes
Friday, August 4th 1944       

To the East of Avranches, in the Cotentin peninsula, the American attacks move towards the area of Vire, last important German bastion in the Cotentin. To avoid the losses, the Americans bombard without slackening the German positions near Vire. The moral of the defenders drops and many soldiers of the Wehrmacht and the SS troops are made prisoners.

In Brittany, the 5th and 14th Corps of the 1st American Army progress, and the 8th Corps belonging to the 3rd Army of general Patton advances according to two major axes, one moving towards Vannes, the other towards Nantes in the South. The Americans face German divisions which are submerged by the Allied fire power, and the bombardments of the harbour and strategic cities like Brest, Lorient or Saint-Malo slow down the folds of the Wehrmacht divisions.

Operation Bluecoat continues in the South-west of Caen. The progression in the East of the American side, along the Vire river, is made difficult by the keen defense of the German parachutists of the 3rd Division and the survivors of the 10th SS Panzer Division. But more in the East, in the South of Caen, the situation finally seems to turn largely to the advantage of the British, who capture on August 4 the strategic villages of Villers-Bocage and Evrecy. Benefitting from this fall of the German forces, the British and Canadian forces decide to develop a new offensive which must cut the retreat of the German forces which start to move behind the Seine river.
RAF Bomber Command sends during the day
291 aircraft to attack V-weapons sites
V-3 site at Mimoyecques, France. Photo taken August 4, 1944 by a Spitfire MK XI of the 7th PRG.

288 aircraft to attack oil storage facilities at Bec-d'Ambes and Pauillac
29 aircraft to attack Etaples
29 aircraft on special operations with supplies and agents for Resistance forces overnight
12 aircraft on minelaying operations off Brest overnight

US 8th Air Force attacks
Ostend with 22 bombers
conducts first experiment – without success – using unmanned, radio-controlled B-17 bombers against ground targets

US 12th Air Force aircraft attack Nice

B-26B Marauder of the 441st Bomb Squadron over Île du Levant, France south of St Tropez on raid to bomb gun installations, Aug 4 1944

Operation Frantic: US 15th Air Force attacks Focsani with 70 fighters which land at bases in the Soviet Union
Luftwaffe loses 26 fighters in daylight operations in defense of the Reich and occupied territory against Allied strategic bombing

British 8th Army moves into southern part of Florence and begins regrouping for new attack
US 5th Army regrouping on the western flank of the Italian front
Before exiting, the Germans destroy some historic bridges and historically valuable buildings.

English Channel U-671 sunk by RN destroyer Wensleydale and frigate Stayner
Kriegsmarine S-boats attack Allied shipping off Normandy overnight
HMS Gairsay was sunk by a German explosive motor boat off the coast of Normandy

US III Amphibious Corps captures Mount Barrigada on Guam
Operation To-Go (Hengyang Operation): Japanese 11th Army, reinforced with four 15-cm howitzers and four 10-cm cannon plus additional troops, reopens attack against Hengyang
British 14th Army captures Tamu (India)

Premier Mikolajczyk, head of Polish government-in-exile, meets with Stalin to gain assistance
German SS forces moving into positions for assault on Polish “Home Army” positions in Warsaw
First Luftwaffe attacks against Polish “Home Army” positions in Warsaw
Air Marshal Slessor and Field Marshal Wilson signal London that air supply of Polish Home Army in Warsaw from Italian airbases not practical, although they subsequently bow to political pressure
Allied Balkan Air Force sends 14 Polish and British bombers from Italian bases to drop supplies to “Home Army” in Warsaw overnight, with five aircraft lost

Convoy HX 302 departs New York City for Liverpool

Mannerheim elected president by Finnish parliament, succeeding Ryti
Turkish vessel Mefkure, carrying 320 Jewish refugees, sunk by Soviet submarine SC-215

On the Western Front German forces in Brittany, elements of the 25th Corps (General Farmbacher), fall back on the major ports: St. Malo, Brest, Lorient and St. Nazaire. The US 12th Army Group continues offensive operations. The US 8th Corps (part of US 3rd Army) occupies Rennes and continues to advance toward Vannes. The US 5th and 14th Corps (both part of US 1st Army) also advance. Elements of the British 21st Army Group capture Evrecy and Villers Bocage.
*** Lieutenant General Brian Horrocks assumed command of the British XXX Corps in France. ***
In Italy… South African forces of British 13th Corps (part of US 5th Army) enter Florence, capturing districts to the south of the Arno River line being held by German forces. Meanwhile, Allied plans for the Italian campaign are revised in accord with proposals by General Leese, commanding 8th Army, that his forces should mount the next major offensive on the east coast.
In Burma… The British 2nd Division (part of British 33rd Corps) captures Tamu.

An extensively modified Thunderbolt fighter (XP-47J) became the first airscrew driven aircraft to exceed 500 mph in level flight with a recorded speed of 504 mph. However the P-47J did not go into production as the Republic development team chose to concentrate on the more advanced XP-72 project.


Public Health Reports Weekly Reports for AUGUST 4, 1944

As I Please in Tribune 4 August 1944 George Orwell
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