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26 Feb 1918
  • Pyotr Masherov was born. ww2dbase [Pyotr Masherov | CPC]
  • Douglas MacArthur assisted in capturing a number of German prisoners during a trench raid. For this action, French Major General Georges de Bazelaire later awarded MacArthur with the Croix de guerre, the first such award given to a member of the American Expeditionary Force. ww2dbase [Douglas MacArthur | CPC]

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