December 6, 1941
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology
Saturday, 6 December 1941
IJN: Japanese forces depart Palau bound for the invasion of the Philippines.
USAAF: Major Richard H. Carmichael took off Hamilton Field piloting a B-17 Flying Fortresses on an unarmed ferry flight bound for Hickam Field on Oahu. Flying overnight, the formation is scheduled to arrive in the morning of December 7, 1941.
USS President Taylor was requisitioned by the War Shipping Administration (WSA) and converted into a military transport for the U. S. Army operated by her civilian operator American President Lines.
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