Today in World War II History—January 4, 1942
Tuesday, January 4, 2022 by Sarah Sundin
80 Years Ago—Jan. 4, 1942: Japanese begin pre-invasion air raids on the major British naval and air base of Rabaul in the Bismarcks in the South Pacific.
In Hong Kong, Japanese order non-Chinese enemy nationals to report to Murray Parade Grounds; 2800 civilians will be interned on the grounds of Stanley Prison, and 121 will die during internment.