Today in World War II History—Feb. 17, 1942

75 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.