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  • Singapore
    Sunday Feb 8, 1942

    World War II

    Battle of Singapore

    Singapore
    Sunday Feb 8, 1942

    The fighting in Singapore lasted from 8 to 15 February 1942, after the two months during which Japanese forces had advanced down the Malayan Peninsula.




  • Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
    Thursday Feb 19, 1942

    World War II

    The Bombing of Darwin

    Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
    Thursday Feb 19, 1942

    The Bombing of Darwin, on 19 February 1942 was the largest single attack ever mounted by a foreign power on Australia. On that day, 242 Japanese aircraft, in two separate raids, attacked the town, ships in Darwin's harbor.




  • Java Sea
    Friday Feb 27, 1942

    World War II

    Battle of the Java Sea

    Java Sea
    Friday Feb 27, 1942

    Allied navies suffered a disastrous defeat at the hand of the Imperial Japanese Navy, on 27 February 1942, in the battle of the Java Sea.




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