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Today in World War II History—June 23, 1942

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-3 at RAF Pembrey after German pilot Oberleutnant Armin Faber landed there by mistake, 23 Jun 1942 (Imperial War Museum)

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-3 at RAF Pembrey after German pilot Oberleutnant Armin Faber landed there by mistake, 23 Jun 1942 (Imperial War Museum)

75 Years Ago—June 23, 1942: RAF captures first German Focke-Wulf Fw 190 fighter plane, which lands by mistake in Wales.

President Roosevelt signs bill deferring married men from the draft “until reservoir of single men exhausted.”

In New York City, the FBI arrests two more of the German saboteurs who landed by U-boat.