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Today in World War II History—Feb. 24, 1942

TBD-1 Devastator bomber over Wake Island during American attack, 24 Feb 1942 (US National Archives)

TBD-1 Devastator bomber over Wake Island during American attack, 24 Feb 1942 (US National Archives)

75 Years Ago—Feb. 24, 1942: Soviet sub ShCh-213 sinks Bulgarian passenger ship Struma; 766 Jewish refugees die after having been refused admission to Palestine and Turkey.

Canada orders removal of all Japanese-Canadians from west coast to inland communities.

USS Enterprise group strikes Wake Island, sinking two Japanese guard boats.

2 Responses to “Today in World War II History—Feb. 24, 1942”

  1. Michele

    I didn’t realize that the Canadians also moved Japanese citizens. I learn something everyday from your blog!