Diary February 12, 1942
WW2 War Diary for Thursday, February 12, 1942:
The cruiser ‘Australia’.
Pacific: ‘Anzac Squadron’ formed at Suva (Fiji) – cruisers Australia, Chicago (American), Achilles and Leander plus 2 US destroyers.
Spain: Franco and Portuguese dictator Salazar, meet at Seville.
Mediterranean: Destroyer Maori bombed and sunk at Malta.
USA: Death of Grant Wood, artist noted for his depiction of Mid-Western farm folk, e.g., ‘American Gothic‘; aged 49.