Malaya: FALL OF SINGAPORE. General Percival surrenders unconditionally to General Yamashita, who was outnumbered more than 1-to-3. 80,000 PoWs taken, which is the most terrible British defeat in military history.
Malayan Campaign Losses:
|Wounded||6,150||(incl in PoWs)|
|Rail engines, trucks||-||c.1,000|
Burma: Commonwealth forces withdraw to river Bilin.
Britain: Mrs Churchill’s Red Cross Fund for Russia reaches £ 1.5 millions.