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Today in World War II History—Jan. 3, 1942

Chiang Kai-shek, 1943 (public domain via Wikipedia)

75 Years Ago—Jan. 3, 1942: Japanese land at Brunei on Borneo in Netherlands East Indies. Gen. Chiang Kai-shek named Commander in Chief of Allied Forces in China.

Today in World War II History—Jan. 2, 1942

Japanese light tanks advancing on Manila, 2 Jan 1942 (US Army Center of Military History)

75 Years Ago—Jan. 2, 1942: British and South African troops take Bardia, Libya after a long siege. Japanese take Manila in the Philippines as well as Clark Field and Cavite Navy Yard. Thirty-three members of a German spy ring under Fritz Duquesne are convicted in the largest espionage case in US history. US Army orders… Read more »

Today in World War II History—Jan. 1, 1942

Canadian Prime Minister King, British Ambassador Halifax, and Chinese Ambassador Song with US President Roosevelt, Arcadia Conference, Washington DC, 1 Jan 1942 (US Government photo)

75 Years Ago—Jan. 1, 1942: Roosevelt and Churchill sign the “Declaration by the United Nations” at the Arcadia Conference in Washington; 24 other Allied nations will sign it, promising not to seek a separate peace. US discontinues automobile manufacturing for civilian sale for the duration; 500,000 remain in stock. Rose Bowl held at Duke University… Read more »

Something New: Today in World War II History

To commemorate the coming 65th anniversary of D-Day, I will be starting something new on my blog. In addition to my usual weekly posts, every day I will make a short post entitled “Today in World War II History,” which will highlight events that happened 65 years ago. On September 1, which will mark the… Read more »