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Today in World War II History—July 25, 1944

Lt. Gen. Lesley McNair, 1944 (US Army Signal Corps photo)

Lt. Gen. Lesley McNair, 1944 (US Army Signal Corps photo)

75 Years Ago—July 25, 1944: Operation Cobra: US First Army begins breakout from Normandy.

While supporting Cobra, US Eighth Air Force accidentally bombs Allied troops, killing 102, including Lt. Gen. Lesley McNair, former commander of US Army Ground Forces.