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Today in World War II History—April 16, 1942

US government poster, 1942, via American Merchant Marine at War

US government poster, 1942 (via American Merchant Marine at War)

80 Years Ago—Apr. 16, 1942: Japanese land on Panay and Negros in the Philippines.

US forces on Panay under Col. Albert Christie retreat to the mountains to wage guerrilla warfare, but will surrender in May.

US Navy orders temporary halt to oil tanker traffic on the US East Coast due to heavy losses to German U-boats.

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