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Today in World War II History—June 16, 1942

Lt. Cdr. Lyndon B. Johnson, 1942 (Public domain via LBJ Presidential Library)

Lt. Cdr. Lyndon B. Johnson, 1942 (Public domain via LBJ Presidential Library)

75 Years Ago—June 16, 1942: British convoy WS-12Z arrives at Malta with only two of six ships, after heavy Luftwaffe attacks.

Future president Lt. Cdr. Lyndon Johnson is released from duty in the Navy after Roosevelt orders all members of Congress serving in the armed forces to return to legislative duties.