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Today in World War II History—April 12, 1942

US soldiers in Malinta Tunnel on Corregidor, April 1942. (US Army Center of Military History)

US soldiers in Malinta Tunnel on Corregidor, April 1942. (US Army Center of Military History)

80 Years Ago—Apr. 12, 1942: Pandit Nehru, head of the Indian Congress Party, pledges to cooperate with the Allies.

Japanese begin bombardment of Corregidor.

Royce Raid: US Brig. Gen. Ralph Royce leads 3 B-17s and 10 B-25s to the Philippines, bombs, then evacuates 44 officers and civilians the next day.

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