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Today in World War II History—Apr. 20, 1942

RAF Spitfires being hauled aboard carrier USS Wasp, Glasgow, Scotland, 13 Apr 1942 (public domain via WW2 Database)

RAF Spitfires being hauled aboard carrier USS Wasp, Glasgow, Scotland, 13 Apr 1942 (public domain via WW2 Database)

75 Years Ago—Apr. 20, 1942: Japanese secure Panay in the Philippines.

Carrier USS Wasp launches 47 Spitfires to Malta, all arrive safely.

Germans restrict access to beaches in the Netherlands.

First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt urges formation of more nurseries for children of working women.