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Today in World War II History—May 20, 1942

Gen. Joseph Stilwell marching out of Burma, May 1942 (US Army Center of Military History)

Gen. Joseph Stilwell marching out of Burma, May 1942 (US Army Center of Military History)

80 Years Ago—May 20, 1942: Japanese complete conquest of Burma.

US Gen. Joseph Stilwell arrives in Imphal, India, from Burma with 100 military personnel and civilians, including missionary Dr. Gordon Seagrave and 19 nurses, after 150-mile march.

Last Japanese-Americans are evacuated from San Francisco.

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