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Timeline Event:

Feb 21, 1944

Hideki Tojo, prime minister of Japan, took over as army chief of staff giving himself direct control of the Japanese military. His government collapsed when Saipan fell to the U.S. Marines and Army on June 22, 1944.

Theater:  Pacific Theater

ItemType:  Person

Source:  World War II Daily History

Date Added: 2011-02-21

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