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Today in World War II History—Jan. 15, 1942

ABDA command meeting, 10 Jan 1942 (public domain via WW2 Database)

ABDA command meeting, 10 Jan 1942 (public domain via WW2 Database)

75 Years Ago—Jan. 15, 1942: ABDA Command headquarters (American, British, Dutch, Australian) opens under Gen. Sir Archibald Wavell at Batavia, Java.

Jawaharlal Nehru succeeds Gandhi as head of India’s Congress Party.

President Franklin Roosevelt asks the baseball commissioner to continue the sport during the war.