Today in World War II History—December 13, 1941
Monday, December 13, 2021 by Sarah Sundin
80 Years Ago—Dec. 13, 1941: Japanese air raid on airfields in the Philippines virtually destroys US air strength.
British attack German General Erwin Rommel’s Gazala line in Libya.
On Niihau, Hawaii, a Japanese pilot downed during the Pearl Harbor attack attempts to seize documents and is killed by islanders.
All Americans in Germany are ordered to report to the US Embassy in Berlin the next day; they will be interned.
New song in the Top Ten: “The White Cliffs of Dover.”