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World War II History for June 4

June 4, 2009 Steve Terjeson 0 Comments

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World War II History for June 4

4 JUN 1940 – The British completed the evacuation of 300,000 troops at Dunkirk, France.

4 JUN 1941 – In Germany, the Nazis began restricting Jews access to beaches and swimming pools.

4 JUN 1942 – The Battle of Midway began. It was the first major victory for America over Japan during World War II. The battle ended on June 6 and ended Japanese expansion in the Pacific.

4 JUN 1944 – The U-505 became the first enemy submarine captured by the U.S. Navy.

Captured U-505
USS Abnaki towing captured Nazi U-505[1]

4 JUN 1944 – During World War II, the U.S. Fifth Army entered Rome, which began the liberation of the Italian capital.

[1] Task Group 22.3 Report (Enclosure G), Photograph 471 http://www.uboatarchive.net/U-505EnclG471.htm

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