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Today in World War II History—April 23, 1942

“Study for a Fire Guard Team, Exeter, 1943, by William Clausen, after the Baedeker Raid to Exeter (Imperial War Museum: ART LD 3197)

“Study for a Fire Guard Team,” Exeter, 1943, by William Clausen, after the Baedeker Raid to Exeter (Imperial War Museum: ART LD 3197)

80 Years Ago—Apr. 23, 1942: Luftwaffe bombs Exeter in first “Baedeker Raid,” bombings of British historical sites listed in the Baedeker tourist guides.

As the Japanese advance, Chinese 6th Army retreats from Burma back into China.

First supply U-boat, U-459, delivers fuel and supplies to U-boats, extending their range, nicknamed Milchkuh (milk cow) U-boats.

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