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World War II History for June 5

June 5, 2009 Steve Terjeson 0 Comments

Today in WWII History

World War II History for June 5

5 Jun 1940 – During World War II, the Battle of France began when Germany began an offensive in Southern France.

5 Jun 1942 – In France, Pierre Laval congratulated French volunteers that were fighting in the U.S.S.R. with Germans.

5 Jun 1944 – The Allies prepared for the D-Day invasion of German occupied France. One thousand British bombers dropped 5,000 tons of bombs on German batteries placed at the Normandy assault area and 3,000 Allied ships crossed the English Channel.

DDay Soldiers on Ship
Soldiers packed on board ship on the way to Normandy Beaches

Soldiers Taking Mass before DDay
Soldiers taking Mass prior to DDay

5 Jun 1944 – The U.S. B-29 Superfortress made its bombing-run debut. The target was Bangkok.

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