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Today in World War II History—Mar. 24, 1942

Japanese-American farmer and his daughter on their strawberry farm before being relocated, Bainbridge Island, WA, 23 Mar 1942

Japanese-American farmer and his daughter on their strawberry farm before being relocated, Bainbridge Island, WA, 23 Mar 1942 (Library of Congress)

75 Years Ago—Mar. 24, 1942: Japanese begin intensive artillery and air bombardment of Bataan and Corregidor.

Adm. Chester Nimitz appointed Commander in Chief of US Pacific Theater.

US issues first exclusion order which will force removal of Japanese from Military Zone 1 (western halves of CA, OR, WA, southern portion of AZ).

All Japanese-Americans on Bainbridge Island near Seattle ordered removed under military guard within a week.

One Response to “Today in World War II History—Mar. 24, 1942”

  1. Pat_H

    I hope that farmer recovered that farm after the end of the war. It’s very striking.