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Today in World War II History—June 20, 1942

German saboteur George Dasch, who turned himself and his fellow saboteurs in to the FBI, 1942 (US Army photo)

German saboteur George Dasch, who turned himself and his fellow saboteurs in to the FBI, 25 June 1942 (US Army photo)

75 Years Ago—June 20, 1942: Japanese sub I-26 shells Estevan Point Lighthouse and radio-direction-finding station on Vancouver Island, BC, no damage; first enemy shelling of Canada since the War of 1812.

Four Poles escape Auschwitz concentration camp disguised as SS guards in an SS car; this leads to tattooing of prisoners a month later.

In New York City, FBI captures three of the German saboteurs landed by U-boats a week earlier.