January 28, 1942
80 Years Ago—Jan. 28, 1942: US Navy PBO Hudson pilot claims to sink a U-boat off Newfoundland and radios “Sighted sub, sank same,” but no U-boat was sunk, an honest error.
US Eighth Air Force is activated in Savannah, GA, under Brig. Gen. Asa Duncan; originally intended for North Africa but will serve in Britain.
US Naval Magazine at Port Chicago, CA, is established as a subcommand of Naval Ammunition Depot at Mare Island.