December 14, 1941
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology
Sunday, 14 December 1941
USN: Patrol Wing 10 (PatWing 10) departs Cavite with its two patrol squadrons and
four seaplane tenders, operated from various bases along the way, including Balikpapan, Soerabaja and Ambon before reaching Australia.
FEAF: B-17's bomb the Japanese landing at Legaspi. Lost is B-17D 40-3073 (crew survived). B-17D piloted by 1st Lieutenant Hewitt T. "Shorty" Wheless makes an emergency crash landing at Cagayan Airfield and is later awarded the Distinguished Service Cross (DSC) for his actions.
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