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Today in World War II History—Apr. 10, 1942

American prisoners on the Bataan Death March, April 1942 (US National Archives)

American prisoners on the Bataan Death March, April 1942 (US National Archives)

75 Years Ago—Apr. 10, 1942: Bataan Death March begins: 75,000 US & Filipino troops forced on 55-mile march to Camp O’Donnell over the next two weeks; about 10,000 will die.

James Landis is officially made the director of US Office of Civilian Defense.

Candy and cigarettes are rationed in the Netherlands.

One Response to “Today in World War II History—Apr. 10, 1942”

  1. katy

    Thank you! My grandfather Lt Harvey Bragdon survived the march and Cantabuaan / Camp O’Donnell only to perish on the Oryoku Maru when it was bombed in the harbor.