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Today in World War II History—April 6, 1942

Japanese-American WWI veteran at the Santa Anita Park Assembly Center, Acadia, CA, 5 Apr 1942 (US National Archives: 537044; photographer: Dorothea Lange)

Japanese-American WWI veteran at the Santa Anita Park Assembly Center, Acadia, CA, 5 Apr 1942 (US National Archives: 537044; photographer: Dorothea Lange)

80 Years Ago—Apr. 6, 1942: Japanese air raid on Vizagapatam and Cocanada, India, helps tip India to support the Allies.

Germany cuts ration of bread, meat, and fats.

Due to heavy Luftwaffe raids, British Royal Navy begins to withdraw surface ships from Malta to Gibraltar and Alexandria.

Seven hundred Japanese-Americans are assembled at Santa Anita Racetrack.

First group of Japanese-Americans are evacuated from San Francisco.

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