13. SINGAPORE SURRENDERS
The Japanese. swiftly exploiting
successes in Malaya. lay siege to the British bose at Singapore
and on February 15. Lieutenant General Percival surrenders the
British sea-gate of empire in the Far East to General Tomoyuki
Yamashita. A captured lap photograph shows British officers under
escort to Yamashit&s headquarters.
15. SURRENDER OF BATAAN
On May 6, 1942. after an epic
of American and Philipino heroism on the island of Luzon in the
desperate struggle to hold Bataan and Corregidor. Lieutenant
General Jonathan Wainwright is forced to surrender to the Japanese
Army. A captured Jap photograph shows American troops starting
on the brutal march to prison camps.
16. DOOLITTLES RAID
ON TOKYO (Apr. 1942)
On April 18, 1942. the aircraft
carrier Hornet steams boldly into Japanese waters to launch Brigadier
General James Doo. littles twenty-four medium bomhers bound
for Tokyo, Yokohama, Osaka and Robe. Psychologically, this first
bombing of Japanese cities is devastating. General Doolittle
is seen attaching medals presented to him by Japan to one of
the bombs intended for Tokyo.
17. CARRIER WASP
HIT OFF GUADALCANAL
In August 1942, the United
States Marines land on Guadalcanal in the Solomons. and while
guarding a convoy to the island, the aircraft carrier Wasp is
stalked by a Japanese submarine and hit by three torpedoes. She
sinks soon after survivors are removed.
18. BATTLE OF SANTA CRUZ
On October 26, 1942, an American
carrier task force fights a Japanese squadron over a hundred
and fifty miles of ocean, claiming only hits on enemy carriers,
battleships and cruisers. The American carrier Hornet and the
destroyer Porter are lost in the action.
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