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Today in World War II History—Jan. 16, 1942

US War Production Board seal

US War Production Board seal

75 Years Ago—Jan. 16, 1942: US attacks Japanese at Morong, on Bataan Peninsula in Philippines in last US horse-led cavalry charge in history.

The Consolidated B-24 Liberator bomber first flies in combat—from Java.

US War Production Board (WPB) formed under Donald M. Nelson.

Actress Carole Lombard killed in plane crash near Las Vegas while on war bond tour, age 33.