Today in World War II History—Apr. 29, 1942 POSTED: Saturday, April 29, 2017 by Sarah Sundin 75 Years Ago—Apr. 29, 1942: Jews in Vichy France and the Netherlands are required to wear stars. Japanese take Lashio in Burma, cutting Burma Road and blockading China. First US coastal convoy leaves New York for the Delaware River; tanker traffic resumes along US East Coast.