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Today in World War II History—August 14, 1944

65 Years Ago: Aug. 14, 1944: Germans surrounded by Canadian and US forces in the Falaise pocket in France. The US War Production Board allows the production of civilian goods to resume in preparation for the November elections.

Today in World War II History—August 12, 1944

65 Years Ago: Aug. 12, 1944: Joseph Kennedy Jr. (brother of the future president) is killed in a top-secret Aphrodite mission from England, in which planes loaded with bombs are guided by remote control to the target after the pilots bail out.

Today in World War II History—August 8, 1944

65 Years Ago: Aug. 8, 1944: Eight German officers are hanged in Berlin for their role in the July 20 Hitler assassination plot. By February 3, 1945, 4980 will be executed.