June 5, 1944 in History

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in History

  • 1st B-29 bombing raid; 1 plane lost due to engine failure

Event of interestEvent of Interest

After receiving favorable weather reports, General Eisenhower decides to proceed with the D-Day invasion on June 6

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Allies march into Rome
  • As part of Operation Tonga, the 1st British gliders touch down on French soil to prepare for the D-Day invasion

Event of interestEvent of Interest

German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel goes on leave just before WWII D-Day landings by the Allies

German WWII Field Marshal Erwin Rommel
German WWII Field Marshal
Erwin Rommel