Today in World War II History—May 5, 1942
Thursday, May 5, 2022 by Sarah Sundin
80 Years Ago—May 5, 1942: Japanese land on Corregidor in the Philippines.
British land at Diego Suarez in Vichy-French Madagascar, fearing Japanese takeover and control of the Indian Ocean.
First 29 Navajo recruits begin boot camp with the US Marine Corps; they will pioneer code-talking.
Sugar rationing begins in the United States (Read more: “Make It Do—Sugar Rationing in World War II.”)