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More interesting facts on 1944
- the final section of the Chemins de Fer du Calvados was closed by damage from the 1944 D-Day?
- the Abukuma, a veteran of the Pearl Harbor raid, was sunk in 1944 when her own Long Lance torpedoes exploded in the torpedo room?
- the Terrace Mutiny of 1944 was the most serious disciplinary breach in Canadian military history?
- the important medieval fresco cycle in Castelseprio, Italy, (pictured) was rediscovered only in 1944?
- the only surviving fossils of Aegyptosaurus were destroyed in a 1944 bombing raid on Munich, Germany during World War II?
- two members of No. 450 Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force, were among the 50 Allied POWs murdered by the Gestapo, following The Great Escape in 1944?
- the well-publicized defection of German agent Erich Vermehren in early 1944 led directly to the demise of the Abwehr?
- the process for the evacuations of civilians in Britain during World War II was reversed in 1944?
- the French torpedo boat La Combattante ferried General de Gaulle and other Free French leaders across the English Channel from Portsmouth to Courseulles in Normandy on 14 July 1944?
- in 1944, Gwethalyn Graham was the first Canadian writer to reach number one on The New York Times bestseller list, with a novel depicting an interfaith romance between a Protestant woman and a Jewish man?
- Dravidar Kazhagam formed in 1944 was the first fully Dravidian party in India?
- David Penhaligon (1944–1986) was a promising Liberal Member of Parliament in the United Kingdom but was killed in a car crash at the age of 42?
- 1944 was proclaimed the "Year of naturalization and the Hebrew name" by the Zionist leadership?
- Noah W. Cross, sheriff of Concordia Parish, Louisiana, from 1944–1973, was forced to resign upon a perjury conviction in U.S. District Court in Alexandria?
- a Junkers Ju88 was shot down and crashed on the drive of historic Hestercombe House on 28 March 1944?
- in 1944 a railway ferry on the Norwegian railway Rjukanbanen (pictured) was sunk to 430 meters depth to prevent Nazi Germany from developing nuclear weapons?
- former California representative Bertrand W. Gearhart ran unopposed and captured nearly 100 percent of the vote in his biennial re-election bids from 1936 to 1944?
- during World War II, No. 233 Squadron RAF (pictured) lost four aircraft out of a total of twenty-four supply flights flown at the end of D-Day, June 6, 1944?
- 1944 was called the "year of ten victories" by the Soviet Union for ten battles the Red Army won during that year?
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