Daily Archives: February 8, 2012

Japanese land on Singapore 70 years ago this hour (1942)

Video: Japanese land at Singapore (@ 3:33)

(Sunday, February 8, 1942, 8:30 p.m. local time, during World War II) — The main attack on Singapore was launched after dark tonight as three Japanese divisions crossed the narrow waters between Johore and the island on small landing craft. A bridgehead was established without difficulty, and the Japanese set out for the Tengah airfield, their immediate major objective.