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Today in World War II History—April 23, 1944

Map of the Allied air plan for the landings in Normandy, 6 June 1944. (From Saunders, Hilary St. George. Royal Air Force 1939-1945, Volume III: The Fight Is Won. London: Her Majesty’s Stationery Office, 1954. Public domain via Hyperwar website).

Map of the Allied air plan for the landings in Normandy, 6 June 1944 (From Saunders, Hilary St. George. Royal Air Force 1939-1945, Volume III: The Fight Is Won. London: Her Majesty’s Stationery Office, 1954. Public domain via Hyperwar website).

80 Years Ago—April 23, 1944: Countdown to D-day: Air Plan for Operation Overlord is issued. Read more: “The Sky Above Us Tour – D-Day in the Air.”

US Sixth Army secures Hollandia, New Guinea.

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