Today in World War II History

Insignia of 442nd Regimental Combat Team
70 Years Ago—Feb. 1, 1943: Japanese begin evacuation of 13,000 troops from Guadalcanal. Mussolini dismisses Gen. Ugo Cavallero as head of Italian armed forces (Comando Supremo), replaces him with Gen. Vittorio Ambrosio. US forms 442nd Regimental Combat Team for Japanese-American soldiers, including internees.