Today in World War II History

70 Years Ago—Feb. 20, 1942: First US Eighth Air Force officers arrive in England. Japanese land on Portuguese East Timor and Dutch West Timor in East Indies. Lt. Edward O’Hare of USS Lexington shoots down 5 Japanese planes in 4 min. in F4F Wildcat over Rabaul, becoming first US ace of war, receives Medal of Honor.