Philippines: Bataan garrison finally annihilates remnants of 2 Japanese battalions which had landed on rugged west coast of the peninsular in late January. Casualties (killed): Japanese, 900; Americans and Filipinos, 500.
Roosevelt rejects proposal that Philippines should be declared an independent neutral state.
Pacific: Japanese land at Makassar (Celebes). Japanese troops occupy Gasmata, New Britain.
Pacific: Japanese bomb Surabaya (51 killed, 54 injured).