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Today in World War II History—July 28, 1944

American armored and infantry forces pass through the battered town of Coutances, France, July 1944 (US National Archives)

American armored and infantry forces pass through the battered town of Coutances, France, July 1944 (US National Archives)

75 Years Ago—July 28, 1944: In Poland, Soviets cross the Vistula River south of Warsaw and take Brest-Litovsk.

In the drive out of Normandy, US First Army takes Coutances.

Me 163 Komet jet fighter goes into combat with Luftwaffe.