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Today in World War II History—Mar. 10, 1942

US Navy TBD-1 Devastators from USS Yorktown, prepare to attack Japanese shipping in the Huon Gulf, New Guinea, 10 March 1942 (US Navy photo)

US Navy TBD-1 Devastators from USS Yorktown, prepare to attack Japanese shipping in the Huon Gulf, New Guinea, 10 March 1942 (US Navy photo)

75 Years Ago—Mar. 10, 1942: Britain reports that spending for WWII has surpassed spending for WWI.

Japanese land on Bougainville in Solomons and at Finschhafen, New Guinea.

Brazilian police arrest a German spy whose message to Hamburg (intercepted by the FBI) contained sailing information for the Queen Mary, carrying 10,000 US troops.