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Today in World War II History—Apr. 14, 1942

German sailors of U-85 are buried with military honors at Hampton National Cemetery, Hampton, VA, 15 Apr 1942 (US Navy photo)

German sailors of U-85 are buried with military honors at Hampton National Cemetery, Hampton, VA, 15 Apr 1942 (US Navy photo)

75 Years Ago—Apr. 14, 1942: Off North Carolina, destroyer USS Roper sinks U-85 in first US naval victory over a German U-boat (all 46 killed).

British destroy Yenangyaung oil fields in Burma as Japanese advance.

Yenangyaung oilfields being destroyed by retreating British troops, Burma, 15 Apr 1942 (Imperial War Museum)

Yenangyaung oilfields being destroyed by retreating British troops, Burma, 15 Apr 1942 (Imperial War Museum)