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January 13, 1942
Today in World War II Pacific History
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SOUTHWEST PACIFIC (Far East Air Force): The air echelons of the 9th and 11th Bombardment Squadrons (Heavy), 7th Bombardment Group (Heavy), arrive at Singosari from the US with B-17's; the air echelon of the 22d Bombardment Squadron arrives at Singosari from the Territory of Hawaii. The ground echelons are at Brisbane.

USN: PT-68 is assigned to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 4 (MTBS-4) at the Motor Torpedo Boat Squadrons Training Center at Melville, Rhode Island.

US: The Arnold-Portal agreement specifies the number of aircraft the United States will provide to Britain, while the U.S. Army Air Forces plans a massive expansion to 115 groups.

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