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Diary February 12, 1942

 cruiser 'Australia'
The cruiser ‘Australia’.
WW2 War Diary for Thursday, February 12, 1942:

Sea War

Pacific: ‘Anzac Squadron’ formed at Suva (Fiji) – cruisers Australia, Chicago (American), Achilles and Leander plus 2 US destroyers.

Politics

Spain: Franco and Portuguese dictator Salazar, meet at Seville.

Air War

Mediterranean: Destroyer Maori bombed and sunk at Malta.

Home Fronts

USA: Death of Grant Wood, artist noted for his depiction of Mid-Western farm folk, e.g., ‘American Gothic‘; aged 49.

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