Diary February 4, 1942

crew of the US cruiser Marblehead inspects destructions

After returning to the port of Tjilatjap (Java) the crew of the US cruiser Marblehead inspects destructions done by Japanese bombs to their ship.

WW2 War Diary for Wednesday, February 4, 1942:

Sea War

Pacific: US cruiser Marblehead severely damaged by Japanese bombers.

Southeast Asia

Malaya: Japanese demand unconditional surrender of Singapore. Wavell declares that large Allied reinforcements are on the way.

Home Fronts

Britain: Beaverbrook appointed Minister for Production.
Italy: Goering completes 8-day visit to Italy which includes talks with Mussolini and the King and a 3-day tour of Luftwaffe bases in Sicily.

Air War

Pacific: Last British flying boat leaves Singapore.

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