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Today in World War II History—Mar. 9, 1942

Men of the Japanese 2nd Division celebrating landing at Merak, Java, 1 Mar 1942 (public domain via WW2 Database)

Men of the Japanese 2nd Division celebrating landing at Merak, Java, 1 Mar 1942 (public domain via WW2 Database)

75 Years Ago—Mar. 9, 1942: Japanese complete conquest of Java and gain control of entire Netherlands East Indies.