December 10, 1941 in History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in History

  • British battleship Prince of Wales and battlecruiser Repulse (Force Z ) sunk following Japanese aerial attacks off Malaya. 840 men die
  • Japanese troops landed on northern Luzon in the Philippines
  • Japanese troops overrun Guam

Deaths in History

  • Colin Kelly, American B-17 Flying Fortress pilot and 1st US air hero during WW II, killed in action at 26 after ordering his crew to bail out shortly before his bomber exploded