Diary February 9, 1942

Japanese light tanks cross a provisional bridge

Japanese light tanks cross a provisional bridge in Burma.

WW2 War Diary for Monday, February 9, 1942:

Southeast-Asia

Burma: Japanese cross river Salween.

Air War

Pacific: Japanese raid airfields near Batavia, capital of Dutch East Indies.

Home Fronts

USA: Troopship Lafayette (83,000t) – ex-French liner Normandie – catches fire in New York Harbor. She capsizes, February 10.
Britain: Soap rationed: 4 oz (113 g) household or 2 oz (56 g) toilet per person per month.
Canada: 4 by-elections: ‘Anti-Conscription’ candidates heavily defeated.

Politics

China: Chiang Kai-shek visits Delhi, India.

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