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Today in World War II History—Jan. 28, 1943

Painting: “Go for Broke,” depicting Japanese-American 442nd Regimental Combat Team in action in France, October 1944 (US Army Center of Military History)

Painting: “Go for Broke,” depicting Japanese-American 442nd Regimental Combat Team in action in France, October 1944 (US Army Center of Military History)

75 Years Ago—Jan. 28, 1943: Japanese attempt final drive for Port Moresby, New Guinea.

US military begins accepting Nisei volunteers and announces formation of Japanese-American combat units.

Germany orders registration of men ages 16-65 and women ages 17-45 for war work; most luxury and consumer industries are closed.