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Today in World War II History—June 29, 1944

Abandoned vehicles of German 9th Army at Bobruysk, Byelorussia, July 1944 (public domain via Wikipedia)

Abandoned vehicles of German 9th Army at Bobruysk, Byelorussia, July 1944 (public domain via Wikipedia)

75 Years Ago—June 29, 1944: Soviets take Bobruysk in Byelorussia, capturing 70,000 troops of German Army Group Center.

Gen. Friedrich Dollmann, commander of German 7th Army in Normandy, dies of a heart attack after Hitler threatens to court-martial him for the loss of Cherbourg.

In Nazi campaign against Italian partisans, Germans execute all 73 men in San Pancrazio, Tuscany.