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February 16, 1942

Staff Nurse Vivian Bullwinkel, Australian Army Nursing Service (AANS), 1941, the sole survivor of the Bangka Island massacre (Australian War Memorial: P03960.001)

Staff Nurse Vivian Bullwinkel, Australian Army Nursing Service (AANS), 1941, the sole survivor of the Bangka Island massacre (Australian War Memorial: P03960.001)

80 Years Ago—Feb. 16, 1942: At Bangka Island, Japanese massacre 200 civilians & 22 Australian nurses fleeing Singapore; Staff Nurse Vivian Bullwinkel, Australian Army Nursing Service (AANS), is the sole survivor.

German U-boats shell tankers and refineries in US-held Aruba and Curaçao, the first sinkings in the Caribbean.

American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy approve a wartime three-year, year-round program (Read more: Pharmacy in World War II).

2 responses to “February 16, 1942”

  1. Elaine says:

    Japanese forces killed thousands of American and Filipinos.

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