Today in World War II History—January 2, 1942
80 Years Ago—Jan. 2, 1942: British and South African troops take Bardia, Libya, after a long siege.
Japanese take Manila in the Philippines as well as Clark Field and Cavite Navy Yard.
Thirty-three members of a German spy ring under Fritz Duquesne are convicted in the largest espionage case in US history.
US Army orders 300,000 D-ration chocolate bars from Hershey, designed to melt at higher temperatures and not be too tasty, so soldiers would save them for emergencies.