75 Years Ago—Mar. 24, 1942: Japanese begin intensive artillery and air bombardment of Bataan and Corregidor.
Adm. Chester Nimitz appointed Commander in Chief of US Pacific Theater.
US issues first exclusion order which will force removal of Japanese from Military Zone 1 (western halves of CA, OR, WA, southern portion of AZ).
All Japanese-Americans on Bainbridge Island near Seattle ordered removed under military guard within a week.