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January 14, 1942
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology


SOUTHWEST PACIFIC (Far East Air Force): HQ Far East Air Force and HQ V Bomber Command transfer from Darwin to Java. Seven B-17D Flying Fortresses took off from Singosari Airfield on Java on a flight to Palembang Airfield on Sumatra where they are refueled and armed with bombs for an upcoming mission.

ALASKA: The Alaska Air Force is activated at Elmendorf Field under Commanding Officer (C. O.) Lieutenant Colonel Everett S. Davis.

USN: Four Carrier Aircraft Service Units (CASU) are formed from four small service units previously established in Hawaii.

IJN: Japanese warships and aircraft carriers assemble at Truk including Akagi ahead of Operation R against New Britain and New Irealnd.

USA: U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt issues Presidential Proclamation No. 2537 requiring aliens from Axis nations: Japan, Italy and Germany to register with the United States Department of Justice. Registered persons were then issued a Certificate of Identification for Aliens of Enemy Nationality. On will begin the internment of Japanese Americans.

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