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Today in World War II History—Feb. 1, 1943

Insignia of the US 442nd Regimental Combat Team

Insignia of the US 442nd Regimental Combat Team

75 Years Ago—Feb. 1, 1943: Japanese begin evacuation of 13,000 troops from Guadalcanal.

Mussolini dismisses Gen. Ugo Cavallero as head of Italian armed forces (Comando Supremo), replaces him with Gen. Vittorio Ambrosio.

US forms 442nd Regimental Combat Team for Japanese-American soldiers, including internees.

2 responses to “Today in World War II History—Feb. 1, 1943”

  1. Rita Ekers says:

    While researching some WWII memorabilia, I found your website. You are an invaluable resource! My father fought in Guadalcanal and also received a Bronze Star during the war. Heartfelt thanks for your commitment to writing about this era!

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