Manuel ﾃ」ila Camacho
|Born||24 Apr 1897|
|Died||13 Oct 1955|
Contributor: C. Peter Chen
ww2dbaseManuel ﾃ」ila Camacho was born in the city of Teziutlﾃ｡n, Mexico. He studied at the National Preparatory School, then joined the Mexican Army in 1914 and became a colonel by 1920. In 1929, he fought against the Escobar Rebellion, and in the same year was promoted to the rank of brigade general. In 1933, he became the Official Mayor of the Secretariat of National Defense, then in 1937 Secretary of National Defense. In 1939, he was elected the president of Mexico. After two of Mexico's oil transport vessels were destroyed by German submarines, he declared war against Axis powers on 22 May 1942. 15,000 Mexican soldiers fought in the war on various fronts, and 300,000 workers were sent to the United States under the Bracero Program to replace the manpower United States lost to the front lines. As he retired to his farm in 1946, he left behind a legacy of being a leader who fought for the working class.
Last Major Revision: May 2006
Manuel ﾃ」ila Camacho Timeline
|24 Apr 1897||Manuel ﾃ」ila Camacho was born.|
|1 Dec 1940||Brigadier-General Manuel ﾃ」ila Camacho was elected President of Mexico.|
|1 Dec 1946||Miguel Valdes succeeded Manuel Camacho as President of Mexico.|
|13 Oct 1955||Manuel ﾃ」ila Camacho passed away.|
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