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Today in World War II History—August 2, 1944

Map showing bridges and German airfields in northern France targeted by Allied Expeditionary Air Forces, May-August 1944 (US Army Air Forces map)
Map showing bridges and German airfields in northern France targeted by Allied Expeditionary Air Forces, May-August 1944 (US Army Air Forces map)

75 Years Ago—August 2, 1944: Neutral Turkey breaks diplomatic relations with Germany.

US Ninth Air Force stops bombing bridges over the Loire and Seine Rivers in France in order to speed the Allied advance.

Germans liquidate Roma (Gypsy) family camp at Auschwitz, killing 4200.