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Today in World War II History—Feb. 26, 1942

Ribbon for the Army’s Distinguished Unit Citation

Ribbon for the Army’s Distinguished Unit Citation

75 Years Ago—Feb. 26, 1942: Army Distinguished Unit Citation authorized, worn above right breast pocket.

3000 Japanese residents of San Pedro and Terminal Island, CA ordered to leave in 3 days.

Academy Awards: best picture How Green Was My Valley, best actress Joan Fontaine in Suspicion, best actor Gary Cooper in Sergeant York, best director John Ford for How Green Was My Valley, first Oscars awarded for documentaries.