March 11, 1942
Today in World War II Pacific History
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WEDNESDAY, 11 MARCH 1942
US Army: General Douglas MacArthur is ordered to evacuate from the Philippines by U. S. President F. D. Roosevelt.
USN: At dusk four PT Boats: PT-41, PT-35, PT-34 and PT-32 (abandoned during the mission) evacuate General Douglas MacArthur aboard PT-41 and Admiral Francis W. Rockwell plus senior leadership from Corregidor Island then navigate the American minefield, evade Japanese forces and proceed southward to Mindanao.