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Today in World War II History—June 7, 1944

Military vehicles move ashore from Mulberry Artificial Harbor A, across a pontoon bridge, to Omaha Beach, Normandy, June 16 1944 (US National Archives)

Military vehicles move ashore from Mulberry Artificial Harbor A, across a pontoon bridge, to Omaha Beach, Normandy, June 16 1944 (US National Archives)

75 Years Ago—June 7, 1944: In Normandy, Allies have secured all five beachheads.

Emergency landing fields are constructed in Normandy at St. Laurent-sur-Mer and Asnelles.

Off Normandy, Allies begin construction of artificial “Mulberry” harbors to allow more supplies to be delivered.

Movie premiere of Days of Glory, starring Gregory Peck in his debut.

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