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Today in World War II History—January 5, 1942

Sign posted in window of store owned by a Japanese-American the day after Pearl Harbor, shortly before the man’s internment, Oakland, CA, March 1942 (Photo: Dorothea Lange, Library of Congress: LC-USZ62-23602)

Sign posted in window of store owned by a Japanese-American the day after Pearl Harbor, shortly before the man’s internment, Oakland, CA, March 1942 (Photo: Dorothea Lange, Library of Congress: LC-USZ62-23602)

80 Years Ago—Jan. 5, 1942: In the Philippines, US & Filipino forces complete retreat into Bataan peninsula; troops are put on half rations.

In US, “enemy aliens” are required to surrender transmitters, shortwaves, and precision cameras.

Rationing of tires and all rubber goods goes into effect in the US (Read more: “Tire Rationing in World War II”).

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