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Today in World War II History—Feb. 8, 1942

Firefighters at work after Japanese air raid on Singapore, 8 February 1942 (public domain via Wikipedia)

Firefighters at work after Japanese air raid on Singapore, 8 February 1942 (public domain via Wikipedia)

75 Years Ago—Feb. 8, 1942: Japanese invade Singapore from north.

Fritz Todt, German Minister of Armaments and Munitions and designer of the Autobahn, is killed in a plane crash; Albert Speer is named to replace him.