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January 16
In 1942, actress Carole Lombard, her mother and about 20 other people were killed when their plane crashed near Las Vegas while returning from a war-bond promotion tour.
In 1944, Japanese forces launched their last, and bloodiest, counterattack against American troops at the Arawe beachhead in New Britain. In China, Chiang Kai-Shek refused to support American troops in China unless the U.S. granted China a credit of a thousand million dollars. This blackmail made Washington aghast.
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