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This Day in WWII 07-21-1940 - 1944


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cv072141.jpg Singapore's defender

1940: Czech government-in-exile established in London under Dr. Benes.

1940: Hitler orders preliminary planning for invasion of Russia.

1941: FDR asks Congress to extend the draft.

1941: In occupied Poland near Lublin, Majdanek concentration camp becomes operational.

1942: US losses since the war began are reported at 44,143 killed, wounded and missing.

1942: Japanese land at Buna.

1944: Some of the German defenders of the Brody Pocket reach German lines.

1944: U.S. Marines land on Guam, establishing beach-heads up to a mile inland. The island is back under US control by August 10, but snipers continue to attack long after the war ends. The last japanese soldier on the island does not surrender until the 1970s.

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1944: U.S. Marines land on Guam, establishing beach-heads up to a mile inland. The island is back under US control by August 10, but snipers continue to attack long after the war ends. The last japanese soldier on the island does not surrender until the 1970s.

All is secure the Marines have landed.

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