Diary March 12, 1942

Japanese troops walk ashore.

Japanese troops go ashore.

WW2 War Diary for Thursday, March 12, 1942:


East Indies: Japanese land at Sabang, north Sumatra.
Philippines: MacArthur with family and staff leaves Corregidor for Australia aboard PT boat; they are flown from southern Philippines to Australia in B-17 Fortress, March 16.

Sea War

Atlantic: German auxiliary minelayer Doggerbank lays mines off Cape Town (night March 12-13); repeated April 16.

Home Fronts

Britain: Death of Sir William Bragg, scientist and Nobel Prize-winner; aged 79. Lyttelton appointed Minister of Production.
Germany: Death of Robert Bosch, industrialist and inventor; aged 80.

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