Convoy HX72 & U-100
This site describes the events surrounding the loss
of the Canonesa, the attack on Convoy HX72, and the
exploits of the U-boat which sank seven ships in just
over three hours; U-100, captained by Joachim Schepke.
Signapore falls to the Japanese on "Black
Poster from World War II produced by the United States Information Service. SINGAPORE LOST BECAUSE OF NOT ENOUGH
February 19, 1942
Poston, Arizona. Arrival of Japanese Americans, evacuated from west coast defense areas at this War Relocation Authority center. Executive Order 9066 signed by President Roosevelt placed Japanese-Americans in Internment Camps.
Topaz, Utah. A warm sunny afternoon at the Topaz Relocation Center finds footballs in the air everywhere as young Americans of Japanese ancestry practice their favorite outdoor game. War Relocation Authority.
April 18, 1942
Video of Doolittle bombers taking off from carrier USS Hornet
U.S. B-25s under Lieutenant-Colonel Doolittle
drop bombs on Japan.
Doolittle Raid on Japan, April 1942 An Army Air Force B-25B bomber takes off from USS Hornet (CV-8) at the start of the raid, 18 April 1942. Be sure to look at the observers in the upper right of the photo.
May 5, 1942
U.S. forces in the Philippines surrender to
This picture, captured from the Japanese, shows American prisoners using improvised litters to carry those of their comrades who, from the lack of food or water on the march from Bataan, fell along the road. 05/1942
May 5, 1942
Battle of Coral Sea - First carrier battle took
place. A U.S. win.
Japanese aircraft carrier Shoho is torpedoed, during attacks by U.S. Navy carrier aircraft in the late morning of 7 May 1942.