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Diary August 1, 1944

Soldiers of 'Armija Krajowa'
Soldiers of ‘Armija Krajowa’ in street fighting.

WW2 War Diary for Tuesday, August 1, 1944:


OCCUPIED POLAND
WARSAW RISING: Polish ‘Home Army‘ (Armija Krajawa) begins heroic 53-day struggle against German garrison.

RUSSIAN FRONT
3rd Belorussian Front captures Kaunas (Lithuania).

WESTERN FRONT
US 12th Army Group formed, under Bradley: including 1st Army (Hodges) and 3rd Army (Patton); 2 TACs of 9th USAAF under attachment.

MARIANS
Americans secure Tinian.

HOME FRONT: USA
Death of Manuel Quezon, President of Filipino Government-in-Exile; aged 65. Sergio Osmena sworn-in.

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