January, 1942

ABOVE: Japanese troops celebrate the capture of Manila, 2 January 1942.
Photo from PastDaily

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Oahu, Territory of Hawaii.

0942: Two aviators on a familiarization flight crash into the sea off Barber’s Point.

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Sgt. Earl H. Reid
VMF-211

 


16.
The Abacuay Line, Bataan, Philippine Islands.

Philippine Scouts and U.S. Marines stage an early morning raid near Abacuay.

PFC Robert J. Brown
HQ/3/4th Marines

 


22.
The IJN transport Nitta Maru, At Sea.

Five American prisoners of war are executed as reprisals for Japanese losses at Wake Island.

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TSgt. Earl R. Hannum
MAG-21
TSgt. Vincent W. Bailey
MAG-21
 S2 Theodore D. Franklin
USNAS Wake Island
S2 Roy J. Gonzales
USNAS Wake Island
S1 John W. Lambert
USNAS Wake Island

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