February 17, 1942
Thursday, February 17, 2022 by Sarah Sundin
80 Years Ago—Feb. 17, 1942: First Seabees arrive in the Pacific, on Bora Bora in American Samoa to build an airfield.
In Singapore, Japanese send 3,000 British civilians to Changi prison and 50,000 British, Australian, and Indian POWs to Selarang Barracks.