Today in World War II History—April 16, 1942
80 Years Ago—Apr. 16, 1942: Japanese land on Panay and Negros in the Philippines.
US forces on Panay under Col. Albert Christie retreat to the mountains to wage guerrilla warfare, but will surrender in May.
US Navy orders temporary halt to oil tanker traffic on the US East Coast due to heavy losses to German U-boats.