6 August 1942: Having taken Kotelnikovo, the Germans were well into Russia, approaching Stalingrad;
In the Pacific, the Allied landing force heading for the Solomons, draws near the objective, not having been detected by the Japanese;
In New Guinea, all Australian and US units are combined to form the New Guinea Force.
6 August 1943: 16th IR, 1st ID, takes Tronia, Sicily; the British 78th Division takes Adrano, Sicily.
On the Eastern Front,the tide is turning in Russia's faver with the reported liberation of over 70 towns, as an offensive developed toward Kharkov.
A major battle at sea cost the Japanese 3 of 4 destroyers, and 1500 troops killed in the sinkings.
6 August 1944:
FRANCE. US 3rd Army continued its offensive in Brittany, using units from VII Corps; Dinard, west of St. Malo, was under attack by 8th and 83rd IDs; 4th Armored Division moved against Lorient; XV Corps was reported making good progress toward Le Mans; 79th ID captured Laval; 3rd A/D (VII Corps, 1st Army)took Mayene; 29th ID took Vire.
ITALY. Plans were laid out for the impending offensive against the Gothic Line,north of Rome.
NEW GUINEA. There were hard fought encounters between the Americans and rear-guard Japanese forces.
GUAM. US Marines and Infantry now occupied 2/3 of the island; Japanese sent tanks against the 350th IR, 77th ID, inflicting heavy casualties,then retire before a counterattack can be executed.
BURMA. General Slim ordered the British and Indian XXXII Corps to occupy Sittang and Kalewa.