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Today in World War II History—May 30, 1942

US Navy sailors honoring fellow sailors killed during the Pearl Harbor attack, Naval Air Station Kaneohe, Oahu, 30 May 1942 (US National Archives: 80-G-K-13328)

US Navy sailors honoring fellow sailors killed during the Pearl Harbor attack, Naval Air Station Kaneohe, Oahu, 30 May 1942 (US National Archives: 80-G-K-13328)

80 Years Ago—May 30, 1942: RAF Operation Millennium: first 1000-bomber raid, to Cologne, Germany.

USS Yorktown leaves Pearl Harbor for Midway after hasty repairs from damage at the Battle of the Coral Sea.

Germans execute French writer Jacques Decour in Paris; Decour founded a resistance group for writers as well as three literary resistance papers.

United States commemorates Memorial Day.

Aircraft carrier USS Yorktown in Dry Dock #1, Pearl Harbor Navy Yard, 29 May 1942 (US National Archives: 80-G-13065)

Aircraft carrier USS Yorktown in Dry Dock #1, Pearl Harbor Navy Yard, 29 May 1942 (US National Archives: 80-G-13065)

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