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January 15, 1942
Today in World War II Pacific History
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ALASKA (Air Force, Alaska Defense Command): The Alaskan Air Force is activated at Elmendorf Field under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Everett S. Davis.

SOUTHWEST PACIFIC (Far East Air Force): B-17s flying out of Palembang attack Sungei Patani Airfield.

(RAAF) Catalinas from Rabaul flying via Kavieng bomb Truk. Crashed is PBY Catalina A24-11 (MIA) during take off from Kavieng Harbor.

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