United States Navy Department announced that an attack had been made by surface
and air units of the United States Pacific Fleet on Japanese bases in the Marshall
and Gilbert Islands,
Russian Front, Red Army units made further considerable
advances on the Ukraine front.
In Africa, Field Marshal Erwin
spearhead reached a point 27 miles east of Barce.
From Singapore Island British batteries shelled Japanese positions and supply
roads on the mainland unceasingly, In the Philippines, a Japanese force at Ternate,
assembling for an attack on Corregidor, was wiped out by the heavy guns of the
In Burma, British took up new positions along the western
bank of the Salween River. Japanese parties which landed at Amboyna on 31
reached the vicinity of the aerodrome.
made puppet Prime Minister of Norway by the Third Reich.
Eighth Air Force.
VIII Bomber Command is activated at Langley Field and VIII Interceptor Command
at Selfridge Field.
Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army Air
Force (USAAF) P-40 fighters from Bataan bomb and strafe landing barges off Quinauan
Point during 1-2
These strikes, in conjunction with naval and field artillery fire, cause considerable
damage and casualties but fail to prevent the landings which take place South
of the point, although the attempt to reinforce troops already on the point is
thwarted. Go To: 2nd
Edited by Sir John Hamilton
The War Illustrated.
by Sir John Hamilton
2194 Days Of War.
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