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Today in World War II History—Apr. 3, 1942

Carrier USS Wasp and battleship USS Washington of TF 39 at Scapa Flow, Scotland, 4 April 1942 (US Naval History and Heritage Command)

Carrier USS Wasp and battleship USS Washington of TF 39 at Scapa Flow, Scotland, 4 April 1942 (US Naval History and Heritage Command)

75 Years Ago—Apr. 3, 1942: Japanese begin final push for Bataan Peninsula.

US Navy Task Force 39 arrives at Scapa Flow to cover the Murmansk and Mediterranean runs, the first unit of the US Atlantic Fleet in British waters.