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December 29, 1941
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Monday, 29 December 1941

Alaska: In response to repeated requests by the Alaska Command to the War Department for additional aircraft, 77th Bombardment Squadron (Medium), 42nd Bombardment Group (Medium) arrives at Elmendorf Field with thirteen B-26's.

FEAF: Major General Lewis H Brereton, Commanding General Far East Air Force (FEAF), arrives at his new headquarters at Darwin. Colonel Harold H George remains at Manila in command of the air elements left in the Philippines. Further to the south, U. S. Army Air Force activity is concentrated at Del Monte Airfield in the center of Mindanao where air personnel are under the command of Major Ray T. Ellsmore. (Brigadier General Harold H. George is killed on April 29, 1942 in an aircraft accident near Darwin. Afterwards, Victorville Airfield is renamed George AFB on June 2, 1950 in his memory.) The ground echelon of the 16th Bombardment Squadron, 27th Bombardment Group, transfers from Cabcaben to Bataan. The air echelon is operating from Brisbane.

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