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World War II History for June 15

June 15, 2009 Steve Terjeson 0 Comments

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World War II History for June 15

15 June 1940 – The French fortress of Verdun was captured by Germans.

15 June 1942– On the carrier IJN Zuikaku Captain Yokokawa was relieved by Captain Tameteru Notomo.

IJN Zuikaku 1941
IJN Zuikaku 1941

IJN Zuikaku 1944
IJN Zuikaku in the Battle of the Philippine Sea 1944

15 June 1943 – Paul Blobel, an SS colonel, was given the assignment of destroying the evidence of the systematic extermination of European Jews.

15 June 1944 – American forces began their successful invasion of Saipan during World War II. U.S. 2nd and 4th Marine land on Saipan against heavy resistance.

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