Today in World War II History—June 8, 1944
75 Years Ago—June 8, 1944: In Normandy, British and US forces link near Port-en-Bessin.
The US 2nd Ranger Battalion at Pointe du Hoc is relieved by forces from Omaha Beach, having held the point since climbing the cliffs on D-day.
RAF first uses the 12,000-lb “Tallboy” bomb, destroying a train tunnel in Saumur, France on the only north-south rail line in the Loire Valley, impeding German reinforcement of Normandy.
On the Adriatic coast of Italy, the British advance after finding the Germans have retreated.