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Today in World War II History—June 9, 1944

US troops and equipment being landed near Colleville-sur-Mer, France, 9 Jun 1944 (US National Archives)

US troops and equipment being landed near Colleville-sur-Mer, France, 9 Jun 1944 (US National Archives)

75 Years Ago—June 9, 1944: Allies deliberately sink 53 old ships off Normandy to serve as breakwaters.

RAF flies from French airfields for the first time since 1940.

Soviets launch an offensive on the Karelian Isthmus to take land lost to Finland in 1941.