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Today in World War II History—July 7, 1944

Ruins of Caen, France, including Église Saint-Pierre, 10 July 1944 (public domain via WW2 Database)

Ruins of Caen, France, including Église Saint-Pierre, 10 July 1944 (public domain via WW2 Database)

75 Years Ago—July 7, 1944: Japanese launch final banzai charge on Saipan; 500 US troops killed, 2000 Japanese.

RAF sends 467 bombers to Caen, France; over the next three days, most of the city will be destroyed by bombing.