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This Day in History: 1945-03-19

Some 724 people were killed when a Japanese dive bomber (Kamikaze) attacked the carrier USS Franklin off Japan: however the ship was saved.  Adolf Hitler issues “Nero Decree” ordering the destruction of all German factories or facilities that could fall into Allied hands (The Decree was largely disregarded).  British 36th Division captures Mogok, Burma (ruby mine).  U.S. Task Force 58 attacks ships near Kobe and Kure, Japan.

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