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Today in World War II History—July 22, 1944

Japanese Prime Minister Kuniaki Koiso (3rd from left, front row) and his cabinet, 22 July 1944 (public domain via Wikipedia)

Japanese Prime Minister Kuniaki Koiso (3rd from left, front row) and his cabinet, 22 July 1944 (public domain via Wikipedia)

75 Years Ago—July 22, 1944: German SS glider troops land in the Vercors region of France and break up the Maquis uprising; over 800 French resistance members and civilians will be killed.

Gen. Kuniaki Koiso becomes Prime Minister of Japan.