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Today in World War II History—May 2, 1942

Japanese bombers over Corregidor, 1942 (US Army Center of Military History)

Japanese bombers over Corregidor, 1942 (US Army Center of Military History)

75 Years Ago—May 2, 1942: Japanese bomb powder magazine on Corregidor, 60 killed.

In Allied Arctic Convoy QP-11 returning from USSR, German destroyer Z-24 damages British light cruiser Edinburgh, carrying £5 million in Soviet gold; the cruiser is scuttled.