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Today in World War II History—Jan. 27, 1942

Lt. Gen. Arthur Percival meeting with war correspondents, Singapore, circa late Jan 1942 (Imperial War Museum)

Lt. Gen. Arthur Percival meeting with war correspondents, Singapore, circa late Jan 1942 (Imperial War Museum)

75 Years Ago—Jan. 27, 1942: Soviets take key rail center of Lozovaya, Ukraine, but Ukrainian offensive stalls.

British withdraw from Batu Pahat, Malaya and begin withdrawal to Singapore.

Off Midway, US sub Gudgeon sinks Japanese sub I-73, first US sub-on-sub victory.