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Today in World War II History—June 15, 1944

US troops landing on Saipan, 15 June 1944 (US Army Center of Military History)

US troops landing on Saipan, 15 June 1944 (US Army Center of Military History)

75 Years Ago—June 15, 1944: US Marine 2nd and 4th Divisions land on Saipan in the Mariana Islands.

US B-29 Superfortress bombers fly first mission to Japan, to Yawata steel works on Kyushu.