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Diary January 2, 1942

Japanese troops watch Manila burn from their landing craft.
Japanese troops watch Manila burn from their landing craft.
WW2 War Diary for Friday, January 2, 1942:

Pacific

Philippines: Japanese troops occupy Manila and Cavite naval base.

Eastern Front

Central Sector: Russians recapture Maloyaroslavets 129 km southwest of Moscow, defeating 3 German divisions.
Southern Sector: On Kerch Peninsular Russians capture (December 28 – January 2) 48 guns and over 1,000 motorcycles.

North Africa

British and South African troops capture Bardia.

Air War

Western Europe: First of 11 RAF night raids on German battlecruisers in Brest during January.

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