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Today in World War II History—July 4, 1944

US poster, WWII

US poster, WWII

75 Years Ago—July 4, 1944: Millionth Allied soldier lands in Normandy, less than one month after D-day.

In Normandy, 1100 US guns fire a Fourth of July salute at the German lines.

Soviets launch offensive into the Baltic States.

US Navy Task Force 58 bombards and bombs Iwo Jima, Haha Jima, and Chichi Jima, forcing the Japanese air force to leave the islands.