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Today in World War II History—15 May 1944

Gen. Bernard Montgomery and King George VI at Montgomery's headquarters in Britain, 22 May 1944 (Imperial War Museum)

Gen. Bernard Montgomery and King George VI at Montgomery’s headquarters in Britain, 22 May 1944 (Imperial War Museum)

75 Years Ago—15 May 1944: Countdown to D-day: General Dwight Eisenhower accepts the final mission plans for Overlord and a conference is held in London for all the top commanders with King George VI and Prime Minister Winston Churchill in attendance.

Nazis begin the deportation of Hungary’s 440,000 Jews to Auschwitz.

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