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Diary August 10, 1944


Matilda Frog flame-thrower tank
Australian Matilda Frog flame-thrower tank in action.
WW2 War Diary for Thursday, August 10, 1944:


NEW GUINEA
Japanese withdraw from Aitape sector towards Wewak.

AIR WAR: PACIFIC
USAAF begins 7 month bombardment of Iwo Jima.

MARINAS
Americans secure Guam. Small groups of Japanese hide in the jungle; last man does not surrender until 1972!

Marianas Campaign Losses:

 JapaneseU.S.
KIAc. 40,0004,596
PoWs2,030-
Wounded, missing-19,323

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