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Today in World War II History—Feb. 14, 1942

Japanese paratroopers landing in Sumatra, Dutch East Indies, 13 Feb 1942 (Japanese Navy photo)

Japanese paratroopers landing in Sumatra, Dutch East Indies, 13 Feb 1942 (Japanese Navy photo)

75 Years Ago—Feb. 14, 1942: USSR begins universal labor conscription.

Japanese land on Sumatra at Palembang.

Japanese kill 323 physicians, nurses, and patients at Alexandra Hospital, Singapore.

Polish Armia Krajowa (Home Army) formed for resistance fighters.

New song in Top Ten: “Remember Pearl Harbor.”US poster commemorating Pearl Harbor, 1942