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Today in World War II History—Apr. 11, 1942

US Merchant Marines poster, 1943 (US National Archives vis American Merchant Marine at War)

US Merchant Marines poster, 1943 (US National Archives vis American Merchant Marine at War)

75 Years Ago—Apr. 11, 1942: Germans contain Soviet landings at Eupatolia in the Crimea.

US authorizes Distinguished Service Medal for Merchant Marines.