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Today in World War II History—Jan. 12, 1944

Strike photo of Kwajalein, Marshall Islands taken by aircraft from USS Enterprise, 30 Jan 1944 (US National Museum of Naval Aviation)

Strike photo of Kwajalein, Marshall Islands taken by aircraft from USS Enterprise, 30 Jan 1944 (US National Museum of Naval Aviation)

75 Years Ago—Jan. 12, 1944: Germans arrest 74 members of the Solf Circle, a resistance group of German intellectuals; most will be executed.

US begins pre-invasion air strikes on Kwajalein in the Marshall Islands, as US Navy PB4Y Liberators bomb the island.