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Today in World War II History—January 10, 1942

Japanese flamethrower on the Orion-Bagac Line, Bataan Peninsula, 1942 (public domain, Japanese government photo)

Japanese flamethrower on the Orion-Bagac Line, Bataan Peninsula, 1942 (public domain, Japanese government photo)

80 Years Ago—Jan. 10, 1942: Japanese make first surrender demand to US forces on the Bataan Peninsula in the Philippines.

Ford Motor Company signs a contract to manufacture jeeps for the US Army.

Actor Mickey Rooney (age 21) marries actress Ava Gardner (age 19); they divorce in 1943.

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