Japan Victorious - Pacific 1942


Japan attacks Pacific,
from ILN 1942/01/31

Japan attacks Pacific,
from ILN 1942/02/21

Japan attacks Pacific,
from ILN 1942/03/14

Jan. 11 - Japan invaded Dutch Borneo, Timor, Celebes

smoke over Singapore,
ILN 1942/03/07
Singapore residents show visa to flee,
ILN 1942/03/07
Japanese welcomed in Burma,
ILN 1942/05

Feb 15 - Singapore fell - 130,000 under Percival who became "nonperson"

Feb. 27 - Battle of Java Sea

Mar. 10 - fall of Rangoon

British failure in Burma was serious:

Apr 5 - Indian Ocean raid by Nagumo's First Air Fleet after PH

April 28 - fall of Lashio

May 5 - Imperial General HQ Order No. 18

Bataan peninsula map,
from ILN 1942/01/31

May 6 - surrender of Philippines

ad in Life, 1943/01/25

The 1941 bill by Rep. Edith Rogers was opposed by military - WAVES July 30, SPARS Nov. 22, Marines Jan. 28, 1943, Bolton Bill May 1943 provided federal aid to educate nurses that served in military; by 1943, WAC Director Oveta Culp Hobby commanded 60,000 women in Army and was given rank of colonel; civilian Jacqueline Cochrane headed of WASP (Women's Airforces Service Pilots); 300,000 women served in military but no GI Bill, not allowed in VFW as vets, not counted until 1980 census.

Bataan by Elizabeth Himchak
They Were Expendable by David Cross


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