Today in World War II History—Apr. 14, 1942
German sailors of U-85 are buried with military honors at Hampton National Cemetery, Hampton, VA, 15 Apr 1942 (US Navy photo)
75 Years Ago—Apr. 14, 1942: Off North Carolina, destroyer USS Roper sinks U-85 in first US naval victory over a German U-boat (all 46 killed).
British destroy Yenangyaung oil fields in Burma as Japanese advance.
Yenangyaung oilfields being destroyed by retreating British troops, Burma, 15 Apr 1942 (Imperial War Museum)