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Today in World War II History—November 3, 1941

First edition cover of The Last Tycoon by F. Scott Fitzgerald, 1941

First edition cover of The Last Tycoon by F. Scott Fitzgerald, 1941

80 Years Ago—Nov. 3, 1941: Off Greece, in the first attack by a submarine using radar, HMS Proteus damages Italian tanker Tampico.

US Fourth Army Intelligence School holds the first Japanese language class at the Presidio in San Francisco, with 4 Nisei instructors; 58/60 students are Nisei; the Military Intelligence Service (MIS) will recruit over 6000 Japanese-Americans to serve secretly in the Pacific.

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Last Tycoon is published posthumously.