February 24, 1942
Thursday, February 24, 2022 by Sarah Sundin
80 Years Ago—Feb. 24, 1942: Soviet sub ShCh-213 sinks Bulgarian passenger ship Struma; 766 Jewish refugees die after having been refused admission to Palestine and Turkey.
Canada orders removal of all Japanese-Canadians from the west coast to inland communities; 22,000 will be sent to internment or labor camps with the husbands often separated from their families.
USS Enterprise group strikes Wake Island, sinking two Japanese guard boats.