Montana's Home Front World War II

June 1944 in Montana

June 1944 in Montana

June 4 – The mayor of Great Falls and several local people

were interviewed for a KFBB radio program broadcast in

Britain.

June 5 – The Allies captured Rome. High school air cadet

trainees arrived at Montana State College for two quarters

of training. An oil truck loading facility in Laurel was

destroyed by fire $30,000 damage.

June 6 – The Allies invaded the Normandy beaches.

June 7 – The 163rd Infantry Regiment captured Mokmer

airfield on Biak.

June 9 – Paris Fligman’s department store in Great Falls was

sold to a subsidiary of Allied Stores for $1.75 million.

June 12 – The Fifth War Bond Drive started.

June 17 – Billings held the annual “Go Western” parade.

June 20 – A five-year-old Helena boy drowned after riding

his tricycle into Ten Mile Creek.

June 23 – A P-39 pilot was killed in a crash near Pompey’s

Pillar.

June 24 – Five tons of waste paper were destroyed by

arsonists in Great Falls. A compulsory 48–hour work week

was implemented for major industries.

June 25 – The Augusta rodeo began.

June 28 – A truck accident near Boulder destroyed 180

cases of liquor.

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