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Today in World War II History—Jan. 4, 1942

Japanese fleet en route for the invasion of Rabaul, photographed by an RAAF Hudson over Truk, 9 January 1942 (Royal Australian Air Force photo)

Japanese fleet en route for the invasion of Rabaul, photographed by an RAAF Hudson over Truk, 9 January 1942 (Royal Australian Air Force photo)

75 Years Ago—Jan. 4, 1942: Japanese begin pre-invasion air attacks on the major British naval and air base of Rabaul in the Bismarcks in the South Pacific.