January 26, 1942
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MONDAY, 26 JANUARY 1942
SOUTHWEST PACIFIC (Far East Air Force): During the night of Janary 26-27, 1942
fighters from Bataan bomb and strafe Nichols Field and Nielson
Field inflicting considerable damage to aircraft and fuel storage.
U.S. Army: In what was the first use of large caliber sea coast artillery against an enemy since the U.S. Civil War Battery Geary on Corregidor Island commenced fire at Japanese position at Longoskawayan Point on Bataan Peninsula. Firing for four days, Battery Geary was instrumental in defeating the Japanese landing.