Diary February 5, 1942

'Empress of Asia' burning
Empress of Asia‘ burning after hit by Japanese dive-bombers.
WW2 War Diary for Thursday, February 5, 1942:

Sea War

Pacific: Troopship Empress of Asia (16,400t) sunk by Japanese bombers off Singapore.


USA: Government declares war on Thailand.

Home Fronts

Russia: President Kalinin predicts in broadcast that the hour is near when all the occupied Republics of Russia will return to the Soviet Union.

Air War

Europe: RAF drop 1.4 million copies of 2 American leaflets, describing gigantic US arms programme, over 8 French cities and towns.

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