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Today in World War II History—August 29, 1944

Troops of the US 28th Infantry Division march down the Avenue des Champs-Élysées, Paris, 29 Aug 1944 (US National Archives)
Troops of the US 28th Infantry Division march down the Avenue des Champs-Élysées, Paris, 29 Aug 1944 (US National Archives)

75 Years Ago—August 29, 1944: Japanese launch drive south from Hengyang toward US Fourteenth Air Force bases at Liuchow and Kweilin.

US 28th Infantry Division parades down the Champs Élysées in Paris, led by their commanding officer and hero of Omaha Beach, Gen. Norman Cota.

Armed Slovak resistance under Ján Golian rises against Germans and Slovak fascists, primarily in the mountains, lasts through October 28.