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Today in World War II History—August 10, 1944

Men of Company B, 305th RCT, moving out from high ground on Guam (US Army Center of Military History)
Men of Company B, 305th RCT, moving out from high ground on Guam. (US Army Center of Military History)

75 Years Ago—August 10, 1944: US secures Guam, although one Japanese soldier won’t surrender until 1972.

Britain holds the 50th anniversary of the “Proms” concerts in Bedford rather than London due to German V-1 flying bombs, conducted without Sir Henry Wood for the first time ever due to Wood’s failing health (he passes away August 19).

In Paris, rail workers go on strike, stranding German soldiers trying to evacuate.

Red Barrett of the Boston Braves throws a shutout with only 58 pitches, a record for the fewest pitches in a 9-inning game.

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