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Today in World War II History—May 7, 1942

Japanese carrier Shoho under attack by US Navy TBD-1 torpedo bomber, 7 May 1942 (US National Archives)

Japanese carrier Shoho under attack by US Navy TBD-1 torpedo bomber, 7 May 1942 (US National Archives)

75 Years Ago—May 7, 1942: In the Battle of the Coral Sea, US destroyer Sims and Japanese carrier Shoho are sunk.

Japanese execute José Abad Santos, chief justice of the Philippines, for refusing to participate in the puppet government.