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Today in World War II History—June 27, 1944

US infantry captain with German prisoners in Cherbourg, France, June 1944 (US National Archives)

US infantry captain with German prisoners in Cherbourg, France, June 1944 (US National Archives)

75 Years Ago—June 27, 1944: US First Army liberates Cherbourg, France, but the Germans have destroyed the vital port facilities.

Movie premiere of musical Bathing Beauty, starring Esther Williams and Red Skelton.