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Diary October 20, 1944

LSM approaching beach of Leyte
US medium landing ships LSM let down their ramps when approaching the beach of Leyte.
War Diary for Friday, October 20, 1944:

Sea War

Pacific – US 6th ARMY LANDS IN LEYTE GULF (Philippines): MacArthur wades ashore and declares: ‘I have returned’. He calls upon Filipinos to rise and strike blow after blow against Japanese.

Eastern Front

Yugoslavia: Belgrade captured by Tito’s Partisans and Russian forces.

Home Fronts

USA: Explosions at natural gas storage plant in Cleveland, Ohio, kills 121 people.

Air War

Germany: 583 RAF bombers attacking Stuttgart and dropping 2,425 t of bombs.

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