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Today in World War II History—Apr. 19, 1942

Capt. Ronald Reagan working for the Army Air Force’s First Motion Picture Unit in Culver City, CA, 1943-44 (US Army Air Force photo)

Capt. Ronald Reagan working for the Army Air Force’s First Motion Picture Unit in Culver City, CA, 1943-44 (US Army Air Force photo)

75 Years Ago—Apr. 19, 1942: Japanese secure Cebu in Philippines.

Future president Lt. Ronald Reagan, a reserve cavalry officer, is called to active duty; he will serve in the Army Air Force’s First Motion Picture Unit.