18 Jan 1942 US Marines arrive at Pago Pago, American Samoa, supported by aircraft from the USS Enterprise. 18 Jan 1943 Warsaw Ghetto Uprising against Germans captors begins [18 Jan-16 May]. 18 Jan 1943 Red Army takes German fortifications south of Lake Ladoga [Operation Spark], opening a corridor to Leningrad, partially lifting the siege. Visit the Olive-Drab.com World War II Timeline for day-by-day events 1939-1945! See also WW2 Books.