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February 11, 1942

Camp Stoneman, Pittsburg, CA, June 1942 (US National Archives)

Camp Stoneman, Pittsburg, CA, June 1942 (US National Archives)

80 Years Ago—Feb. 11, 1942: US Army occupies Aruba, Bonaire, and Curaçao in the Dutch West Indies with permission from the Free Dutch.

US Army begins construction on Camp Stoneman in Pittsburg, California.

US War Production Board takes DuPont’s supply of nylon (Read more: Stocking Shortages in World War II).

In Montréal, French-Canadians riot against conscription plans.

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