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Today in World War II History—July 9, 1944

US Marines in northern Saipan, 8 Jul 1944 (US Marine Corps)

US Marines in northern Saipan, 8 Jul 1944 (US Marine Corps)

British soldier in Caen, France, 9 July 1944 (Imperial War Museum)

British soldier in Caen, France, 9 July 1944 (Imperial War Museum)

75 Years Ago—July 9, 1944: US secures Saipan in the Mariana Islands.

British Second Army and Canadian II Corps take crucial city of Caen in Normandy.

In Hungary, Prime Minister Miklós Horthy temporarily stops deportation of the Jews, an attempt to curry favor with the Allies in case of the need to negotiate for surrender.