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December 26, 1941
Today in World War II Pacific History
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Friday, 26 December 1941

U. S. Army: General Douglas MacArthur declares Manila an "open city" in the hopes of saving the city from being bombed and civilian casualties.

IJN: Six A6M2 Zeros from the 3rd Kokutai took off from Davao Airfield to strike Lake Tondano Seaplane Base (MVK Kalkas). During the attack, five flying boats were sunk including: Do-24K X-11, Do-24K X-12 and Do-24K X-25 of GVT 2 and Do-24K X-26 of GVT 5 plus S-43B Baby Clipper PK-AFT.

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