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Today in World War II History—July 14, 1944

B-17 of US 94th Bomb Group drops supplies to French Resistance in Vercors region, 14 July 1944. (USAAF photo)

B-17 of US 94th Bomb Group drops supplies to French Resistance in Vercors region, 14 July 1944. (USAAF photo)

75 Years Ago—July 14, 1944: On Bastille Day, US Eighth Air Force B-17s make supply drop to resistance forces in southern France.

Glenn Miller’s first performance at an airfield in England: at Thurleigh for the 306th Bombardment Group in a hangar with 3500 in attendance.

Japanese conscript women ages 12-40 for war work.

In California, Shasta Dam opens.

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