Today in World War II History—January 24, 1942
80 Years Ago—Jan. 24, 1942: Battle of Makassar Strait—first US naval surface action in Asian waters since the Spanish-American War: US destroyers and US & Dutch aircraft sink six Japanese ships at Balikpapan, Borneo.
US Flying Tigers P-40s shoot down 12 bombers and fighters over Rangoon, Burma.
New song in Top Ten: “I Got It Bad and That Ain’t Good.”