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Today in World War II History—Apr. 23, 1942

Study for a Fire Guard Team, Exeter, 1943, by William Clausen, after the Baedeker Raid to Exeter (Imperial War Museum)

Study for a Fire Guard Team, Exeter, 1943, by William Clausen, after the Baedeker Raid to Exeter (Imperial War Museum)

75 Years Ago—Apr. 23, 1942: Luftwaffe bombs Exeter in first “Baedeker Raid,” bombings of British historical sites listed in the Baedeker guides.

As the Japanese advance, Chinese Sixth Army retreats from Burma back into China.

First supply U-boat, U-459, delivers fuel and supplies to U-boats, extending their range, nicknamed Milchkuh (milk cow) U-boats.