On This Day

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
1941 in History