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Today in World War II History—July 26, 1944

Pres. Franklin Roosevelt in conference with Gen. Douglas MacArthur, Adm. Chester Nimitz, and Adm. William Leahy, Hawaii, July 1944. (US Navy photo)

Pres. Franklin Roosevelt in conference with Gen. Douglas MacArthur, Adm. Chester Nimitz, and Adm. William Leahy, Hawaii, July 1944. (US Navy photo)

75 Years Ago—July 26, 1944: President Roosevelt arrives in Honolulu to meet with Gen. Douglas MacArthur and Admirals Chester Nimitz and William Leahy to determine strategy in the Pacific; the decision will be made to invade the Philippines rather than Formosa (Taiwan).