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Today in World War II History—June 9, 1940 & 1945

Gen. George Patton acknowledging the cheers of the welcoming crowds in Los Angeles, California, 9 Jun 1945 (US National Archives: ARC 535941)

Gen. George Patton acknowledging the cheers of the welcoming crowds in Los Angeles, California, 9 Jun 1945 (US National Archives: ARC 535941)

80 Years Ago—June 9, 1940: Norway officially surrenders to Germany.

French government begins to evacuate from Paris to Tours, as Germans take Rouen, Dieppe, Compiègne, and Beauvais.

75 Years Ago—June 9, 1945: Yugoslav partisans agree to withdraw from Austria and from Trieste, Italy.

On Luzon, US Sixth Army takes Bagabag, sealing off Japanese in the Cagayan Valley.

Los Angeles holds a parade for Generals George Patton and Jimmy Doolittle.

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