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Today in World War II History—August 6, 1944

B-26B Marauder of the 441st Bomb Squadron (US Twelfth Air Force) over Île du Levant, France south of St. Tropez on raid to bomb gun installations, 4 Aug 1944 (US National Archives)
B-26B Marauder of the 441st Bomb Squadron (US Twelfth Air Force) over Île du Levant, France south of St. Tropez on raid to bomb gun installations, 4 Aug 1944 (US National Archives)

75 Years Ago—August 6, 1944: US Twelfth and Fifteenth Air Forces in Italy begin pre-invasion bombing of southern France, attacking bridges and railroads in the Rhȏne Valley.