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January 17, 1942
Today in World War II Pacific History
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CENTRAL PACIFIC (Hawaiian Air Force): Aircraft unsuccessfully attack submarines in the Hawaiian area. B-17's of Task Group 8.9 proceed from Palmyra to Canton.

SOUTHWEST PACIFIC (Far East Air Force): B-17's from Malang staging through Kendari bomb Langoan Airfield and Japanese ships in Menado Bay.

RN: HMS Jupiter (F85) detects and drops depth charges on Japanese submarine I-60 forcing the submarine to the surface then sinks her with gunfire in the southern Sunda Strait.

USN: Completed is PT-67.

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