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Today in World War II History—June 22, 1944

Gurkha troops on the Imphal-Kohima Road, 1944 (US Library of Congress)

Gurkha troops on the Imphal-Kohima Road, 1944 (US Library of Congress)

Northrop P-61 Black Widow night fighter (US Air Force photo)

Northrop P-61 Black Widow night fighter (US Air Force photo)

75 Years Ago—June 22, 1944: President Roosevelt signs GI Bill of Rights.

Soviets launch Bagration offensive in Byelorussia, which will lead to the heaviest German losses in the war (nearly 500,000 men).

In India, British and Indian troops open the Imphal-Kohima Raod, breaking the siege of Imphal.

US Northrop P-61 Black Widow night fighter is first flown in combat, from Saipan.