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Today in World War II History—Mar. 12, 1942

75 Years Ago—Mar. 12, 1942: Adm. Ernest King is named US Chief of Naval Operations, in addition to previous role as Commander in Chief, US fleet.

Due to the high losses to German U-boats, US Navy orders merchant ships to sail between New York and Cape Hatteras only during the day, and to put into the Chesapeake or the Delaware at night.

Italian opera star Ezio Pinza detained on Ellis Island as enemy alien.

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