Diary June 10, 1944

D-Day

US tank landing ships (LSTs) disgorge the fully panoply of Allied might onto the Normandy beaches.

WW2 War Diary for Saturday, June 10, 1944:

Western Front

Normandy: Montgomery establishes HQ in Normandy. US 2nd Armored Division begins landing at ‘Omaha’.

Occupied Territories

France – ORADOUR SUR GLANE MASSACRE: Detachment of 2nd SS-Panzer-Division Das Reich murders 642 inhabitants of village near Limoges; 200 women and children burned to death in church.
Greece: A company of the 4th SS-Polizei-Panzergrenadier-Division commits during the hunt for Partisans unauthorized the massacre of Distomo, where 218 uninvolved villagers are brutally slaughtered.

Eastern Front

Northern Sector: 3 Russian divisions annihilate 1 Finnish regiment (of 10th Division) and advance 10 km in Karelian Isthmus.

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