December 20, 1941
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology
Saturday, 20 December 1941
AVG: P-40 Warhawks from the American Volunteer Group (AVG) "Flying Tigers" intercept Japanese Army Air Force (JAAF) aircraft over Kunming, the first air combt by the AVG.
FEAF: The air echelon of the 30th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), 19th Bombardment Group (Heavy), transfers from Clark Field to Batchelor Field near Darwin with B-17's. The ground echelon is reassigned to the 5th Interceptor Command (Provisional) and will fight as infantry as infantry on Luzon.
IJA: Japanese forces land at Davao and Mindanao.
IJN: Off Cape Mendocino, Humboldt County, California SS Emidio is sunk by Japanese submarine I-17.
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