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Today in World War II History—July 13, 1940 & 1945

WWII poster

WWII poster

80 Years Ago—July 13, 1940: In Britain, the first Free Polish fighter squadron is formed in the RAF.

Japanese-Americans returning to Sacramento, CA after being released from Rohwer Center internment camp in McGehee, Arkansas, 30 Jul 1945 (US Library of Congress)

Japanese-Americans returning to Sacramento, CA after being released from Rohwer Center internment camp in McGehee, Arkansas, 30 Jul 1945 (US Library of Congress)

75 Years Ago—July 13, 1945: Japanese ambassador Sato meets with Soviet foreign minister Molotov to discuss peace with the Allies without unconditional surrender.

Ben Chifley becomes Prime Minister of Australia.

US War Relocation Authority announces all but one internment camp for Japanese-Americans (Tule Lake) to close by December 15.