Today in World War II History

70 Years Ago—Jan. 24, 1942: Battle of Makassar Strait—US destroyers damage Japanese convoy bound for Balikpapan, Borneo. US Marines land on Samoa to protect it from Japanese. US Flying Tigers P-40s shoot down 12 Japanese planes over Rangoon, Burma. New song in Top Ten: “I Got It Bad and That Ain’t Good.”