December 22, 1941
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology
Monday, December 22, 1941
Caribbean Air Force: The 20th Transport Squadron, Panama Air Depot, transfers from France Field, Canal Zone to Waller Field, Trinidad with C-39's, C-47's and C-49's. A detachment of the squadron remains at Howard Field, Canal Zone.
FEAF: Nine B-17's take off from Batchelor Field on a bombing mission against shipping in Davao Bay and afterwards land at Del Monte Airfield. HQ 7th Bombardment Group and the ground echelon of it's 9th, 11th and 22d Bombardment Squadrons and attached 88th Reconnaissance Squadron arrive at Brisbane from the US. The air echelons of the 9th and 11th are enroute from the US to Australia with B-17's; the air echelons of the 22d and 88th are operating from Hickam Field until January 5, 1942 and February 10, 1942 respectively with B-17's. The 16th, 17th and 91st Bombardment Squadrons, 27th Bombardment Group transfer from Ft William McKinley to Lipa Airfield, San Fernando and San Marceleno respectively without aircraft.
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