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January 19, 1942
Today in World War II Pacific History
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MONDAY, 19 JANUARY 1942

CENTRAL PACIFIC (Hawaiian Air Force): B-17's of Task Group 8.9 fly antisubmarine mission from Canton.

SOUTHWEST PACIFIC (Far East Air Force): B-17's, flying out of Malang attack shipping off Jolo. The air echelon of the 9th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), 7th Bombardment Group (Heavy), transfers from Singosari to Jogjakarta with B-17's. The ground echelon is in Brisbane, Australia. The air echelons of the 11th and 22d Bombardment Squadrons (Heavy), 7th Bombardment Group (Heavy) transfer from Singosari to Jogjakarta with B-17s, their ground echelons transfer from Brisbane to Jogjakarta.

USN: PT-67 is assigned to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 4 (MTBS 4) at Motor Torpedo Boat Squadrons Training Center, Melville, RI.

IJA: Japanese forces occupy Sandakan on northeast Borneo.

Rabual: After unloading war cargo, MS Herstein is moved to the Burns, Philp & Company wharf to begin loading copra from the Burns, Philp & Company wharf



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