Friday, January 6, 2017

75 Yrs. Ago: Back From Samoa
& Bye-Bye Brunei

TUE 6 JAN 1942
Second Marine Brigade (Brigadier General Henry L. Larsen, USMC) embarked in troop transports (former Matson Line passenger liners) Lurline, Monterey and Matsonia, and cargo ship Jupiter (AK-43) and ammunition ship Lassen (AE-3) sails from San Diego, California, for Pago Pago, American Samoa. Initial escort is provided by TF 17 (Rear Admiral Frank Jack Fletcher) formed around carrier Yorktown (CV-5) (see 20 January).

Japanese amphibious force lands at Brunei Bay, Borneo.

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