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Today in World War II History—Jan. 19, 1942

Maj. Jimmy Stewart confers with B-24 crewmen, England, 1943 (US Air Force photo)

Maj. Jimmy Stewart confers with B-24 crewmen, England, 1943 (US Air Force photo)

75 Years Ago—Jan. 19, 1942: British North Borneo surrenders to Japanese at Sandakan.

Actor James Stewart receives his wings and commission in the US Army Air Forces.

Off Cape Hatteras, NC, German U-boat U-123 sinks Latvian freighter Ciltvaira and US freighters City of Atlanta and Norvana.