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Today in World War II History—August 20, 1944

USS Bogue near Norfolk, VA, 20 June 1943 (US Navy photo)
USS Bogue near Norfolk, VA, 20 June 1943 (US Navy photo)

75 Years Ago—August 20, 1944: US secures Biak off New Guinea.

Off Newfoundland, aircraft from escort carrier USS Bogue sink German U-boat U-1229, which is on a mission to land German spy Oskar Mantel in Maine; 18 are killed and Mantel is captured.