Today in World War II History—July 26, 1941
Monday, July 26, 2021 by Sarah Sundin
80 Years Ago—July 26, 1941: In response to Japanese occupation of French Indochina, President Roosevelt requires approval of all sales to Japan (including oil; US supplies 80% of Japan’s oil) and closes Panama Canal to Japanese shipping.
US & Britain freeze Japanese assets.
Gen. Douglas MacArthur is recalled to service and placed in charge of US Armed Forces Far East (US & Filipino troops).