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Today in World War II History—April 14, 1944

Damage at Victoria Dock after Fort Stikine explosion, Bombay, India, 14 April 1944 (public domain via WW2 Database)

Damage at Victoria Dock after Fort Stikine explosion, Bombay, India, 14 April 1944 (public domain via WW2 Database)

75 Years Ago—April 14, 1944: Countdown to D-day: RAF and US Eighth and Ninth Air Forces in England come under Gen. Dwight Eisenhower’s command for Operation Overlord.

At Bombay, India, British ammunition ship Fort Stikine explodes, killing 1300, and destroying 27 ships.

Chinese troops launch offensive across border into Burma.

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