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February 18, 1942

British troopship HMT Queen Mary returning US troops from Europe, New York, NY, 20 June 1945 (US Navy photo 80-GK-5645)

British troopship HMT Queen Mary returning US troops from Europe, New York, NY, 20 June 1945 (US Navy photo 80-GK-5645)

80 Years Ago—Feb. 18, 1942: Japanese land on Bali, cutting ferry link from Australia to Java.

In Placentia Bay, Newfoundland, destroyer USS Truxtun and US stores issuing ship Pollux ground in a storm and are lost; destroyer USS Wilkes grounds but frees herself; citizens of St. Lawrence take great risks and save many sailors.

British troopship HMT Queen Mary (former ocean liner) carries US soldiers for the first time, bound for Australia (See my photo tour of the Queen Mary).

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