Diary March 6, 1942

Japanese troops storming a beach

Japanese troops storming a beach in Dutch East Indies.

WW2 War Diary for Friday, March 6, 1942:

Southeast Asia

East Indies: Japanese occupy Batavia.

Sea War

Arctic: German battleship Tirpitz leaves Trondheim for unsuccessful sortie against Arctic Convoy QP.8 (ends March 9).

Air War

Pacific: RAAF bombs Kupang airfield, Timor.

Home Fronts

USA: Death of Tom Mooney, union leader and revolutionary, sentenced to death in 1916 for the San Francisco bomb outrage but reprieved and imprisoned for 22 years. He dies in hospital; aged 60.

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