Today in World War II History—January 16, 1942
80 Years Ago—Jan. 16, 1942: On the Bataan Peninsula in the Philippines US attacks Japanese at Morong in last US horse-led cavalry charge in history.
The US Consolidated B-24 Liberator bomber first flies in combat—from Java.
US War Production Board (WPB) is formed under Donald M. Nelson.
Actress Carole Lombard is killed in a plane crash near Las Vegas while on a war bond tour, age 33.