February 12, 1942
80 Years Ago—Feb. 12, 1942: “Channel Dash”: Royal Navy and RAF detect and attack German fleet transferring from Brest, France, to Wilhelmshaven, Germany; little damage to German ships; 42 British aircraft & 17 German aircraft are lost.
US Tenth Air Force is activated at Patterson Fd. OH, under Maj. Gen. Lewis Brereton, to be based in New Delhi, India.
Battleship USS Nevada is refloated at Pearl Harbor, will sail to Puget Sound, WA, for repairs—she will participate in the bombardment of Normandy on D-day.