65 Years Ago: Aug. 6, 1944: Germans wage counterattack against US in Mortain, France.
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65 Years Ago: Aug. 5, 1944: In Australia, Japanese prisoners of war attempt a mass escape; 231 Japanese killed, and 3 guards.
65 Years Ago: Aug. 4, 1944: British RAF Meteor jet fighter first flies in combat, downs German V-1 buzz bomb.
65 Years Ago: Aug. 3, 1944: US and Chinese forces take Myitkyina, Burma.
65 Years Ago: Aug. 2, 1944: Neutral Turkey breaks diplomatic relations with Germany.
65 Years Ago: Aug. 1, 1944: US Third Army under General Patton breaks out of Normandy into Brittany. Warsaw uprising begins: Polish Home Army rises up against Germans as Soviets approach.
65 Years Ago: July 31, 1944: Soviet Army reaches Baltic Sea at East Prussian border, cutting off German Army Group North.
65 Years Ago: July 30, 1944: US troops land at Sansapor on northwest tip of New Guinea; little opposition.
65 Years Ago: July 28, 1944: In Poland, Soviets cross Vistula River south of Warsaw, take Brest-Litovsk.
65 Years Ago: July 27, 1944: US Fifth Air Force begins bombing Japanese-held Molucca Islands west of New Guinea.