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

Royal Canadian Navy officer questioning Japanese-Canadian fishermen while confiscating their boat, 9 Dec 1941 (Library & Archives Canada)

Royal Canadian Navy officer questioning Japanese-Canadian fishermen while confiscating their boat, 9 Dec 1941 (Library & Archives Canada)

75 Years Ago—Jan. 14, 1942: Off Long Island, German U-boat U-123 sinks Panamanian tanker Norness, the first sinking in US waters.

Ports of Boston, Portsmouth, and Portland, ME closed temporarily due to U-boat warning.

In US “enemy aliens” are required to register with Department of Justice.

Canada designates 100-mile security zone in British Columbia, all males of Japanese ancestry 18-45 ordered to vacate; 23,000 men will be sent to labor camps, women and children deported to six inner BC towns.