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Today in World War II History—Feb. 21, 1944

A US Marine dirty after two days of fighting on Eniwetok, Feb 1944 (US National Archives)

A US Marine dirty after two days of fighting on Eniwetok, Feb 1944 (US National Archives)

75 Years Ago—Feb. 21, 1944: Japanese Prime Minister Hideki Tojo removes Field Marshal Hajime Sugiyama from position as Chief of Army General Staff and takes his place.

US secures Eniwetok Island in Eniwetok Atoll, lands on and takes 7 other islands in the atoll.