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Diary June 26, 1944

British armoured division equipped with Sherman tanks
British armoured division equipped with M4 Sherman tanks ready to attack.
WW2 War Diary for Monday, June 26, 1944:

Western Front

Normandy: Americans capture General Schlieben, Cherbourg fortress commander and Rear Admiral Henneke, naval commander. British 2nd Army attacks west of Caen meets fierce resistance (Operation Epsom).

Far East

China – Battle of Hengyang (June 26-August 8): Japanese 11th Army temporarily halted by Chinese 10th Army, near vital US air base. B-25 Mitchell bombers and P-47 Thunderbolt fighter-bombers make constant attacks on Japanese supply lines.


Italy: South Africans of British 8th Army occupy Chiusi, near Lake Trasimene.

Sea War

Normandy: HMS Rodney bombards German forces in Caen sector.

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