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Today in World War II History—Apr. 7, 1942

Exclusion Order posted to direct Japanese-Americans living in the first San Francisco section to evacuate, 1 Apr 1942 (US National Archives)

Exclusion Order posted to direct Japanese-Americans living in the first San Francisco section to evacuate, 1 Apr 1942 (US National Archives)

75 Years Ago—Apr. 7, 1942: US Navy announces blacks can enlist for general service (Seabees, shore duty, stevedores), not just in the mess, as of 1 June 42, allowing time to build segregated facilities.

Representatives from 11 western states meet with War Relocation Authority to protest Japanese-Americans evacuating to their states; Colorado alone agrees to accept voluntary relocation of enemy aliens.

First group of Japanese-Americans are evacuated from San Francisco.