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Today in World War II History—Feb. 15, 1944

Bombing of the Abbey of Monte Cassino, 15 Feb 1944 (US Army Center of Military History)

Bombing of the Abbey of Monte Cassino, 15 Feb 1944 (US Army Center of Military History)

75 Years Ago—Feb. 15, 1944: Allied bombing destroys Abbey of Monte Cassino in Italy, 400 refugees killed. German troops occupy abbey ruins that night.

In the South Pacific, New Zealanders occupy Green Islands, only 100 miles from crucial Japanese base at Rabaul.