WW2 War Diary for Friday, August 11, 1944:
Americans capture Angers and Nantes.
German forces evacuate Florence.
Germans scuttle 26 warships and 28 merchant vessels at Nantes, Bordeaux and in Gironde and Seine estuaries (August 11-25).
SEA WAR: ATLANTIC
17 U-boats (1 lost) transferred from West France to Norway in August and September.
First test launch of Ruhrstahl-Kramer X-4 rocket-propelled wire-guided missile, designed for use with Me 262.