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Today in World War II History—Apr. 6, 1942

Japanese-American WWI veteran at the Santa Anita Park Assembly Center, CA, 5 Apr 1942 (US National Archives: Dorothea Lange, photographer)

Japanese-American WWI veteran at the Santa Anita Park Assembly Center, CA, 5 Apr 1942 (US National Archives: Dorothea Lange, photographer)

75 Years Ago—Apr. 6, 1942: Japanese air raid on Vizagapatam and Cocanada, India helps tip India to support Allies.

Germany cuts ration of bread, meat, and fats.

Due to heavy Luftwaffe raids, British begin to withdraw surface ships from Malta to Gibraltar and Alexandria.

700 Japanese-Americans are assembled at Santa Anita Racetrack.