Today in World War II History—July 13, 1940 & 1945
80 Years Ago—July 13, 1940: In Britain, the first Free Polish fighter squadron is formed in the RAF.
75 Years Ago—July 13, 1945: Japanese ambassador Sato meets with Soviet foreign minister Molotov to discuss peace with the Allies without unconditional surrender.
Ben Chifley becomes Prime Minister of Australia.
US War Relocation Authority announces all but one internment camp for Japanese-Americans (Tule Lake) to close by December 15.