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December 6, 1941
Today in World War II Pacific History
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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.

USN: 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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