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Today in World War II History—September 1, 1942

Japanese-American children playing with scale model of their home at Tule Lake Relocation Center, Newell, CA, 11 Sep 1942 (US National Archives)

Japanese-American children playing with scale model of their home at Tule Lake Relocation Center, Newell, CA, 11 Sep 1942 (US National Archives)

80 Years Ago—Sept. 1, 1942: In Egypt, British lure German tanks into soft sand between Alam Halfa and Ruweisat Ridges and then attacks.

In Egypt, Luftwaffe fighter pilot Hans Marseille shoots down 16 RAF fighters in 3 missions.

Federal judge in California upholds detention of Japanese-Americans.

German Army Group A reaches the Black Sea in the Caucasus and takes port of Anapa.

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