75 Years Ago—Feb. 12, 1942: “Channel Dash”: British detect and attack German fleet transferring from Brest, France to Wilhelmshaven, Germany; no damage to German ships; 42 British aircraft lost.
US Tenth Air Force activated at Patterson Fd. OH under Maj. Gen. Lewis Brereton, to be based in New Delhi, India.
Battleship USS Nevada refloated at Pearl Harbor, will sail to Puget Sound, WA for repairs.