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Today in World War II History—Feb. 22, 1944

US Marines on Eniwetok (US Marine Corps photo)

US Marines on Eniwetok (US Marine Corps photo)

75 Years Ago—Feb. 22, 1944: US secures Eniwetok Atoll and all Marshall Islands, the first time Japanese lose prewar territory.

Gen. Mark Clark arrives at Anzio and removes Maj. Gen. John Lucas from command of US VI Corps.

Stalin announces that the Soviets have reclaimed three-quarters of the territory captured by the Germans.