12 July 1944
5th Army captures Lajatico
Tactical Air Force attacks the bridges over the Po
No.616 Squadron of the RAF receives its first Gloster Meteor jets, flying its first operations on 27 July 1944
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How to cite this article: Rickard, J (28 December 2007), 12 July 1944, http://www.historyofwar.org/secondworldwar/date/1944_07_12.html