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Today in World War II History—April 14, 1941

Victory Ship SS Red Oak Victory at Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park, Richmond, CA (former Kaiser Shipyards), May 2014 (Photo: Sarah Sundin)

Victory Ship SS Red Oak Victory at Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park, Richmond, CA (former Kaiser Shipyards), May 2014 (Photo: Sarah Sundin)

80 Years Ago—Apr. 14, 1941: As the Axis powers take over Yugoslavia, King Peter II and the Yugoslavian government escape to Athens, Greece.

Kaiser Shipyards in Richmond, California, lays the keel for its first ship, the Ocean Vanguard; 747 ships will be built in Richmond.