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Today in World War II History—March 29, 1942

Destroyer USS Roper (DD-147) escorting a convoy, out of Hampton Roads, VA, 1942 (US Navy photo 80-G-K-1063)

Destroyer USS Roper (DD-147) escorting a convoy, out of Hampton Roads, VA, 1942 (US Navy photo 80-G-K-1063)

80 Years Ago—Mar. 29, 1942: British announce plans for postwar semi-independence for India.

Norwegian SOE agent Einar Skinnarland parachutes back into Norway to plan the Norsk Hydro raid, only 11 days after he’d arrived in Britain by boat.

Off North Carolina, German U-boat U-160 sinks US passenger ship City of New York; in a lifeboat, a doctor delivers a baby, who’s named Jesse Roper Mohorovic after rescuing destroyer USS Roper.

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