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Today in World War II History—July 30, 1944

Destroyed German vehicles in Avranches, France, July 1944. (US Army Center of Military History)

Destroyed German vehicles in Avranches, France, July 1944. (US Army Center of Military History)

75 Years Ago—July 30, 1944: US 6th Infantry Division lands on Vogelkop Peninsula on northwest tip of New Guinea with little opposition.

In drive out of Normandy, US First Army takes Avranches.